Menendez Honors The Service Of The US Military On Memorial Day Weekend

Menendez Honors The Service Of The US Military On Memorial Day Weekend

Menendez helped pass 21st Century G.I. bill to provide education for the troops this past week

Washington - With Memorial Day tomorrow, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement commemorating those who have served our country:

"Memorial Day serves as a reminder of the heroism of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Throughout our nation's history, our servicemen and servicewomen have courageously served to protect our freedoms, and we salute their sacrifice and show our deepest appreciation - not just on this day, but everyday.

"While tributes, honors and Memorial Day parades are important, a grateful nation matches words with actions. We must take care of those who have served our country and ensure that their needs are met when they return from war.

"This week, I was proud to help the U.S. Senate pass the 21st Century G.I. bill. Among other things, this landmark legislation secures billions to provide veterans with tuition coverage and additional higher education benefits. With American sons and daughters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and overextended by lengthy deployments and inadequate rest between tours, this is an opportune time to show our respect and support in any way we can. This incredibly important victory for our veterans ensures that they have the opportunity to receive a college education, to keep our country competitive in the global economy, and to achieve the American Dream. This bipartisan and veto-proof vote proves that supporting our troops as they so selflessly and valiantly serve our nation is a priority that crosses party lines.

"This Memorial Day, I hope that we all take the time to reflect on the bravery of the men and women who have served our country, as well as how we can serve them in return."