WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 28:
“All Americans pause today to honor the airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines who have served and sacrificed for our country. As our hopeful nation looks forward to the return of our loved ones from the battlefield and a successful, responsible end to the war in Iraq, Memorial Day reminds us to remember and reflect with somber gratitude on the heavy price so many have paid in service to our nation.
“As Democrats recognize and appreciate the sacrifices our troops and their families make, we are committed to fulfilling our country’s obligation to them. I pledge to keep our promises to our nation’s veterans, including giving them the health care services and benefits they so bravely deserve.”