On Memorial Day, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement:
“Today, we come together to cherish the precious freedom and values that we hold dear as we honor the sacrifices of our servicemen and women. Husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters have risked it all on the frontlines of battle to protect us, and many have given the ultimate sacrifice.
“The Gospel of John tell us ‘Greater love hath no man than this, but that he lay down his life for his friend.’ It’s this sacrifice and love for country that reminds us that freedom is fragile, and it’s the courageous and selfless actions of our servicemembers and veterans that strengthen its bond. On this Memorial Day, as we should every day, we remember those we’ve lost in the perils of war, we thank those who have served, and we renew our promise to keep their light shining in our hearts.”