WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) released the following statement on Memorial Day:
“This Memorial Day, it is especially important to remember the sacrifices the men and women who have served in the armed forces for our country have made. Memorial Day is a day to honor all who made the ultimate sacrifice – those who gave their lives in service to their country.
“As we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic across the country and around the world, leadership, sacrifice, and the willingness to put the needs of others first have never been more important. Nobody understands this sacrifice better than the families of the women and men who have given their lives in service.
“Memorial Day should always be a solemn time to reflect, but it shouldn't be the only day we remember that sacrifice. Today and every day, we honor the women and men who gave everything to protect our freedom. Thank you to all servicemembers and their families, and let us never take for granted all they do to protect our country.