Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in commemoration of Memorial Day:
“This Memorial Day, we take the opportunity to honor the memory of those who have given their lives in service of this country. These brave men and women answered the call to service with honor and pride. They were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice so that their families, their friends, and all their fellow Americans could continue enjoying the freedoms that define who we are as a country.
“We also take time on Memorial Day to honor those in our communities for whom the cost of defending our freedoms have been greatest– those who have lost a wife or husband, a daughter or son, a mother or father.
“A little more than 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln laid forth a challenge to the American people, ‘that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.’ Our gratitude can never be enough for those who gave their lives or lost a loved one, so we must honor their memories by working together to fulfill the ideals for which they died.”