Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


May 27, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the upcoming Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, 2014:

“We come together this Memorial Day to remember the men and women – husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters – who exemplified the true definition of selflessness by living and dying in service to America. While the debt owed to these men and women is immeasurable, it is our duty to preserve their enduring legacy. We treasure the lives of our fallen – of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen – who have paid the ultimate price for our personal liberties, and we join their families in asking God for the peace for which they so nobly risked their lives.”

“Whether at the office, sanctuary, or dinner table, we must join together this Memorial Day to reflect upon the countless contributions and sacrifices of those who have perished protecting our liberties; they will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Our brave service members battle each day so we can live the American dream, and so we too must also fight to ensure our Veterans and military families receive the proper care and treatment they truly deserve.”

“Today, we keep in mind all of those who offered the last full measure of devotion on behalf of you and me and our American brothers and sisters. The noble contributions of these men and women are the ultimate expression of patriotism, and our democracy endures because of them. Let us remember all of our days those who have served our country with heroism – with tremendous bravery and gallantry – so we may live so freely. May God continue to bless our men and women in uniform, and may God continue to bless Middle and Southwest Georgia.”