FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2007
CONTACTS: Afshin Mohamadi (Menendez) 202-224-4744
ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, SEN. MENENDEZ HONORS THE SERVICE OF THE U.S. MILITARY
– As Memorial Day weekend begins, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today released the following statement honoring those who have served our country.
“On Memorial Day our country takes the time to remember and honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our country. Throughout our nation’s history, our servicemen and women have courageously fought to protect our freedoms, and serves as a yearly reminder of their heroism and a way for us to show our appreciation. I salute their service and sacrifice.
“While our tributes and honors are important, a grateful nation must match words with actions. We must take care of those who have served our country, and ensure that their needs are taken care of when they return from war. These issues are always critical, but they carry particular import with hundreds of thousands of our troops oversees, and tens of thousands returning with serious injuries. Yet from healthcare to housing needs, we have seen our veterans sorely neglected. This year, Congress has taken important steps to address these problems, and I will continue to work in the Senate on behalf of our veterans.
“This , I hope that we all take the time to reflect on bravery of the men and women who have served our country, as well as how we can serve them in return.”
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