Flores Memorial Day Statement05/27/12
On Monday, Americans will take the time to pay tribute to our brave military men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. To honor our fallen heroes, U.S. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement:
“On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to Americans from every generation who have given their lives for our country. For more than two centuries, Americans have been called to defend the founding ideals of our democracy. From Valley Forge to Afghanistan, brave men and women have given up their own futures so that others might have a future of freedom. Since 9/11, in the continuing War on Terror, we have lost almost 7,000 of America’s finest; as with those we lost in earlier conflicts; each gave their all to protect our liberty, our freedom, and our Constitution.
“There is perhaps no greater sacrifice that an American can make than serving our country during a time of war. Because of their sacrifice, millions here and around the world enjoy the blessings of liberty. And wherever these patriots rest, we offer them the respect and gratitude of our nation.
“Every American should appreciate the bravery, perseverance, and dedication of the outstanding men and women in the armed forces and intelligence community serving our great nation. As we pay tribute to the brave military men and women who have died for our freedoms, we also honor those defending our liberties around the world today. We are eternally indebted to all of the men and women across the world who have served or who are currently serving to ensure our generation preserves liberty and freedom to pass on to our children and grandchildren.”
On Monday May 28th, Congressman Flores will attend the McLennan County Veterans Association Memorial Day Ceremony at the Rosemound Cemetery in Waco.
Congressman Bill Flores represents the 17th District of Texas and is an entrepreneur, former energy executive, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the House Budget, Natural Resources and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.