CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

Maryland’s 8th District

For Immediate Release

May 22, 2015

CONTACT:    Bridgett Frey – 202-225-5384

Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527

Van Hollen Statement on Memorial Day

Rockville, MD –Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement in honor of the Memorial Day holiday, which will be observed on Monday, May 25th:

“This Memorial Day I thank every man and woman who has served our nation at home and abroad. From the WWII veterans who recently took to the skies over Washington to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day to the newly commissioned Naval officers celebrating their graduation in Annapolis, we are grateful for their sacrifice and humbled by their sense of duty. We owe it to those who have lost their lives for the cause of freedom to never forget their contributions to a secure homeland and peaceful world, and pledge to honor all servicemembers by upholding our promise to provide all veterans the resources they need to succeed.”