“Each Memorial Day we remember and honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen are deserving of our utmost respect. America’s freedom and liberty are possible thanks to their service to our country. As Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am honored to advocate for our military personnel and their families. I will continue to fight to make sure all active duty military, national guard members, reservists, veterans and gold star spouses receive the support and services that they deserve.

“On Memorial Day, and throughout the year, we should show our continued gratitude to the servicemembers, veterans, and their families who help keep our country free and prosperous. We are forever grateful for their service and the critical role they have in building a more just and stable world.”