REICHERT HONORS VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY DURING MEMORIAL DAY RALLY
May 25, 2005
WASHINGTON , DC -U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert today participated in a Memorial Day rally on the Capitol steps honoring our veterans and active military. Joining Speaker Hastert and other Congressional leaders, Reichert paid tribute to those who currently serve, and those who have served in the past, to make America stronger, safer and free for all.
"Most of us will spend the Memorial Day holiday with our family and friends at cook-outs and get-togethers. As we enjoy these days, it is important we stop and appreciate the brave soldiers, past and present, who sacrifice for our freedom," said Reichert.
"This year, I will spend Memorial Day abroad, on a trip to Iraq to visit our troops and see first hand their dedication and hard work. I am blessed to have the chance to meet with so many young men and women fighting for our flag.
"We have tried to do our part, here in Congress, as well. We have upheld our country's commitment to veterans and our active military. Today, as we pass the Defense appropriations bill, we dedicate important funding to veteran health care, troop protection- body armor, vehicles and more.
"Freedom is not, in fact, free. I am honored by the dedication of American soldiers, domestic and abroad, and I thank them this Memorial Day for their heart and sacrifice."