Hoyer Statement on Memorial Day

For Immediate Release:

May 27, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Memorial Day, observed on Monday, May 30:

“This Memorial Day we remember generations of Americans who have fought for our nation, both those who gave their lives for our country, and those who wore the uniform. Their service made this nation what it is today – a beacon of liberty and freedom to the world. I hope all Americans take a moment this weekend to honor their memory and their sacrifice.

“As we pause in remembrance, we also keep in our thoughts our troops serving in harms’ way and our veterans who have served our nation valiantly. We pray for the safety of troops overseas, and remain committed to standing with them and their families when they return."

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