Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Remembers and Thanks Our Service Members on Memorial Day

May 30, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) pays tribute to the brave men and woman who have laid down their lives in defense of this country. “As war still rages on in far-away shores, I pray for those men and woman, fathers, wives, sons and daughters, fighting our enemies abroad so that we are safe to lead our lives here at home,” states Representative Sewell. “We owe them a sincere debt of gratitude for their tremendous service.”
As we prepare for cook-outs and family gatherings, we must stop and recognize that Memorial Day is so much more than a three-day weekend – especially to the families and friends who still mourn for the love ones lost in battle and those who have returned home, but still face challenges ahead. “We must never forget these patriotic individuals who swore an oath to defend this nation. Their sacrifices live on through the freedoms they fought to secure for all of us. So too must we stay vigilant in the fight to ensure that all citizens are able to enjoy the rights and protections our country was founded on. ”