Menendez Memorial Day Statement In Honor Of The US Military

Menendez Memorial Day Statement In Honor Of The US Military

Washington - In advance of tomorrow's observance of Memorial Day, US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement:

"The men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country represent the best of our great nation, and we honor them. Whether we are attending a Memorial Day remembrance, a parade or simply spending time with friends and family, we include them in our thoughts and are thankful that their service has allowed us to lead our lives in freedom. We salute their service and their sacrifice."

"A grateful nation honors its veterans and active military not just on Memorial Day, which is certainly important, but also every day. And a grateful nation honors them not just in words, but also in deeds."

"In Congress, we are working to reverse shortcomings in our Veterans Affairs system that became painfully evident since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are also working to implement responsible foreign policy. We have passed into law a GI Bill for the 21st Century that allows our servicemen and women to get quality educations. As part of the economic recovery package this year, we made investments in VA medical facilities and cemeteries, in a more efficient Veterans benefits and services system and in supporting Veterans and their survivors during this economic crisis. Personally, I have championed investments in State Veterans Cemeteries to ensure that the Greatest Generation has respectable final resting places. These are just some of the actions we are taking and will continue to take to support our troops and veterans. They deserve nothing less."

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