WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today (3/24) issued the following statement in advance of Memorial Day which is being recognized on Monday, May 27. He will be making comments at the Veterans Wall ceremony in downtown Jacksonville and the wreath-laying ceremony at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.
“In Northeast Florida and in communities large and small across this great country, Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor our fallen patriots for paying the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy liberty.
“America’s greatness is drawn from the blood and sacrifice of brave servicemen and women who have gone before us, defending our freedom. Valiant soldiers all, they stand at the forefront of our thoughts.
“The Veterans Wall ceremony and the wreath-laying ceremony at the Jacksonville National Cemetery will provide a welcome opportunity for me to pay respect to those who have gone before us and underscore the heroism of those who protect us at home and abroad. Past or present, their service will never be taken for granted.
“From the defense installations that anchor our national security, to the servicemen and women and their families who live here, to the service organizations who support our Armed Forces, the First Coast’s strong military tradition commands respect.
“On Memorial Day and all days, we provide that salute. We remember all who have made the region a focal point of patriotism at its finest. And, we say thank you for your contributions to our great nation – you will never be forgotten.”