Congressman Kevin McCarthy has released the following statement on Memorial Day:
"Each Memorial Day, the nation pauses to remember the bravest Americans that have gone before us. It is a day we proudly and solemnly look up to see American flags, the symbol of freedom that hundreds of thousands have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend, wave in commemoration and celebration. We hear taps playing from decorated cemeteries in memory of those who paid all on the battlefield. Masses gather in honor of loved ones and strangers who have fallen to secure the blessings of liberty for their families, neighbors and fellow Americans. The significance of Memorial Day grows with each passing year as more brave men and women put their lives on the line for each one of us and the future of America. Our debt of gratitude will never diminish. I, along with our nation and community, hold the utmost admiration for our courageous service members. Lest we forget the contributions they have made for America, we hold them in our hearts and are thankful for their service on more than just this holiday, but every day. May God bless our fallen heroes, veterans, military and America."