Barletta Statement Regarding Memorial Day 2016

May 27, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued the following statement regarding Memorial Day 2016, which falls on Monday, May 30, 2016:

“We should be remembering the men and women of our armed forces every single day of the year as Americans, but we set aside this day specially to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.  To paraphrase General George S. Patton, it is one thing to mourn their deaths, but it is much better to thank God that such heroes lived in the first place.  On this Memorial Day, let us all give thanks to those who laid down their lives so that the rest of us may live in freedom in the greatest nation the world has ever known.”