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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Memorial Day Message from Congresswoman Virginia Foxx
FROM THE DESK OF CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX
5th DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
“Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad such heroes have lived.” – U.S. Army General George Patton
That excerpt from a
prayer written by General Patton speaks directly to the challenge of
Memorial Day. It is a day seemingly anchored in loss, losses many
military families in our region have experienced personally. But it is
also a day of celebration.
America is home to
heroes! In our country men and women choose to serve, knowing full well
their sacrifice could be tremendous – and even require their life. But
still they volunteer.
They do so because
America – her ideals, her people and her way of life – is worth
defending. They volunteer because they love this country.
Among our military
the scripture “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's
life for one's friends,” has special significance. Our troops do not
risk for their own sake, they do so for others – for their comrades, for
their families and even for strangers – whom they just know as fellow
The final Monday
in May is set aside yearly for our nation to commemorate each Airman,
Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman and Marine who paid freedom’s ultimate
price with their lives.
Whether you pay
your respects at Arlington or Salisbury National Cemetery, at wreath
laying ceremonies, community parades or private family events, I
encourage you to reflect on the fact that we enjoy freedom because our
protectors endured sacrifice. And while they lay revered in rest at
hallowed sites throughout our country, many of their loved ones are with
us still and deserve our thanks this day.
Liberty is bought
and paid for by the incomprehensible generosity of patriots. May we
endeavor to live worthy of their legacy and guard, vigilantly, the
history and stories of our fallen.