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May 30, 2011


Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:

“We live in the freest, safest, and most prosperous nation on earth. However, this blessing has not come without a price.

“Our country has been born and bred through the selfless courage of our brave men and women in uniform.  We are daily indebted to our armed forces, especially those troops from Arizona, who have fought and are continuing to fight to defend our freedom and protect us at home and abroad.

“Abraham Lincoln said it best when he addressed our nation’s defenders, ‘to you who render the hardest work in its support should be given the greatest credit…we cannot get along without your aid.’

“Joyce and I are honored to represent Arizona during today’s ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery for our first Memorial Day in Congress.

“With gratitude, we will remember all who have endured hardships, wounds, and even death so that our nation may live.

“I remain humbled and inspired by our soldiers and am committed to providing them with the resources and support they deserve. To all our troops I say, ‘thank you for your service.’”


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