Rep. Sam Johnson Memorial Day Message

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Washington, May 28, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans across the country remember the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), released the following statement:


Americans are truly blessed to enjoy freedom in its many forms – freedoms we often take for granted. But as we may often hear, Freedom is not free. While all servicemen and women make personal sacrifices, some pay the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Today, we honor their memories – and we support their families.


Memorial Day is particularly important to me because it is a time when I remember my fallen comrades with whom I served during my 29 years as an Air Force veteran and POW for nearly seven years, including my fellow “Alcatraz Gang” buddy Ronald Storz.


While this is a somber day, I think one of the best ways we can honor our fallen servicemen and women is to actively work on behalf of our veterans and military. That is why one of the priorities in Congress is ensuring our troops and veterans get the support they need – both during their time in the military and when they finish their service. After all, our troops and veterans deserve our gratitude and utmost respect for the sacrifices that they and their families have made – and from which we all benefit.


To all our veterans, troops, and their families – I wish you a Happy Memorial Day. Thank you for your service and your sacrifices that allow us the blessing of Freedom. May God bless you and your families in return.  I salute you.


Recent Johnson votes on behalf of America’s veterans and service members

  • H.R. 5674, John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA MISSION Act
  • H.R. 1972, VA Billing Accountability Act
  • H.R. 3642, Military SAVE Act
  • H.R. 3832, Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act
  • H.R. 4245, Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act
  • H.R. 4451, Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act
  • H.R. 4830, SIT-REP Act
  • H.R. 4958,Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act
  • H.R. 5044, Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act
  • H.R. 5215, Veterans Affairs Purchase Card Misuse Mitigation Act
  • H.R. 5418, Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act
  • H.R. 4334, Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act
  • H.R. 5515, National Defense Authorization Act

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