Friday, May 25, 2012
- by Rep. Eric Watson
Memorial Day is a special time of remembrance for Americans. It is a day that sets our nation apart from her peers.
It is a time when all of us reflect on the sacrifice made by our service men and women. Without these selfless heroes our nation would not be the standard of freedom for the world. We would no longer be the force for good that has rescued countless individuals from the bonds of slavery and rescued innumerable families from the threats of tyranny.
While the spotlight shines brightest on our brave soldiers, let us also remember the families who support them. Families often sacrifice more than we realize and they are the true backbone of our fighting forces.
I offer my personal gratitude and humble thanks to all veterans and active duty soldiers who represent the very best of America.
My prayers will always be with you and your families.
Thank you for your service.
Rep. Eric Watson