BISHOP COMMEMORATES MEMORIAL DAY
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today in recognition of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2012:
“This time of year, our nation gathers to honor the memories of the heroic men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our cherished American freedoms as well as the brave Veterans who return home after enduring much more than many people do in a lifetime. We must also take a moment to support those who have lost loved ones or have family members currently serving our country.
“There are currently more than 772,000 veterans living in our state and more than 200 brave men and women from Georgia have given their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As we pause to remember these courageous men and women, we also have a solemn obligation to ensure that the valiant Americans currently serving in our nation’s military, their families, and our veterans are sustained now and into the future.
“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, I will continue to do my part to work in a bipartisan fashion to ensure that our troops, their families, and America’s veterans have the tools they need to succeed in their missions.”