On Monday, we celebrate Memorial Day and across the nation Americans will gather to pay tribute to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who go overseas and do not return. They are from every state and territory. They are from farms, ranches and cities. They are of all races and both sexes. They are rich and poor, but generally they are young. They are patriots, defenders of freedom and volunteers to serve our great nation. We remember all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live freely.
Last week I helped welcome home over 250 Wounded Warriors at a dinner to honor them. The event included many members of our community, JROTCs from Humble ISD Atascocita High School Summer Creek High School and Kingwood Park High school as well as Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office. It was a great honor to be a part of such a patriotic event and it was truly humbling to welcome these servicemen and women home. We are all thankful for these selfless servants who put themselves in harm's way to protect our freedom.
This Memorial Day, we remember those who served and who did not make it back home. On Monday, I will be honoring our fallen heroes at the Houston National Cemetery, as Americans across the nation observe this day of remembrance. We remember their sacrifices and that of their families. To those who gave their all to serve our country, America is eternally grateful. We remember each and every one of them because the worst casualty of war is to be forgotten.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: This week, the House unanimously passed my bill, the bipartisan Justice for Victims' of Trafficking Act (HR 3530). This bill implements a robust and aggressive strategy to help combat human trafficking in our country. I urge the Senate to take up this legislation and help end this scourge in our nation and in our hometown of Houston. Click here for more information.
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GOD and TEXAS,
Member of Congress