Congressman Chuck Fleischmann made the following remarks in observance of Memorial Day.
"One of the most precious gifts bestowed upon us by our Creator is our liberty. For me, Memorial Day is the recognition of the price paid by so many Americans for the blessing of our freedom, our security and our safety. Throughout our history, millions of Americans have gallantly answered our nation's call, and while all have served selflessly in defense of liberty, many have paid the ultimate price. We recognize the sacrifice of our fallen on this day, and I join many other Americans in praying for the safe return of our men and women fighting abroad."