May , 2018

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From Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (2nd District)


This Memorial Day we ekend, as you gather with family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy rest and relaxation, it is important that we remember the true significance of this holiday.

Each year, Memorial Day provides us with a time to commemorate and pay tribute to the millions of American men and women that answered their nation’s call, serving with strength, honor, and courage. We take this day to honor our friends, family, and the countless Americans that we have never met who made the sacrifice to protect us by serving in uniform. To our nation’s fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice, our veterans, and the servicemen and servicewomen currently stationed overseas, we owe an impossible debt of gratitude.

There are many ways to show your appreciation for our nation’s military and honor the spirit of the holiday. Not sure how to get started? You may wish to:

  • Visit First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative, which helps mobilize volunteers for service opportunities to help veterans, military families, and active duty military forces.
  • Send a message of thanks and support to military families by clicking here.
  • Send needed personal items to our troops stationed overseas using the US Post Office’s guidelines.
  • Or visit a local military cemetery, participate in a Memorial Day event in your community, or volunteer at a Veterans’ Hospital.

No matter how much time you have, I urge you to take some time this Memorial Day weekend to give thanks to our nation’s active duty military, veterans and the military families that support them all across this great nation.

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