Congressman David Scott (GA-13)released the following statement today in recognition of Memorial Day:
“On this Memorial Day, we honor those who have not only served our country, but laid down their lives in the name of liberty. As citizens of this great nation, we live each and every day through prosperity and freedom. We wake up with the peace-of-mind that we are free to make our own decisions and have our own opinions, and go to bed each night aware of a democracy that enables us to do just that.
“These United States were built with the intention that all Americans are endowed with inalienable rights; those rights would not be possible without the sacrifice of our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
“As we remember those who have given their lives for freedom, we must also remember the importance of assuring our veterans of the proper care they deserve. Georgia is home to more than 770,000 veterans and it is of the utmost importance that we provide them with resources in getting acclimated back into civilian life after their times of service. Each day, 20 veterans take their lives. It is our moral obligation to do what we can for them, whether that is lending a friendly ear or helping to advance care for those Vets in need. We must step up to the plate and pledge that no man or woman be left behind; on or off the battlefield. And we must remember that we are the land of the free because of the brave.”