"America has a proud history of global leadership and military strength. This weekend, I met U.S. Marine Sergeant John Peck of Fredericksburg, Virginia -- a man who all but gave his life for our great country. Less than a year after being deployed to Iraq, Sergeant Peck was injured by an IED blast and suffered a traumatic brain injury. An unstoppable marine, Sergeant Peck was soon back on the front lines in Afghanistan. On a routine sweep of IEDs, Sergeant Peck was hit again -- this time causing him to lose both legs and both arms. Sergeant Peck is an American hero whose resilience, selflessness, and dedication to American freedom is awe-inspiring. This Memorial Day, let us remember all our nation's heroes and veterans by recommitting to an America that leads through strength. As we gather today at parades, memorials, or festivals let us reflect on the sacrifice of those like Sergeant Peck and all Americans who have made the final sacrifice for our freedom."