Fighting for Florida

Reflections This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, I join my fellow Floridians and the entire country in celebrating the bravery and heroism of our servicemen and women, both past and present, who honorably answer the call in defense of liberty. For me it is an honor to work in the Senate on behalf of all of our military men, women and families.

On Memorial Day we remember our American heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to preserve the freedom we all hold dear. These heroes are America’s greatest blessing, and our nation is safer, stronger and more prosperous because of their sacrifices.

And while this day commemorates those we have lost, we also remember the American service members currently deployed all over the world and our veterans here at home. It is a reminder for us all to take the time both as a nation and personally, to reflect on the sacrifices they make on a regular basis, and of our obligation as a nation to honor that sacrifice by caring for our veterans that carry on the memories of their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. It’s why dealing with the ongoing Veterans Affairs scandal, swiftly and decisively, must be an urgent priority.

May God bless you, may God bless our men and women in uniform, and may God always bless the United States of America.