Release: Monday, May 25, 2015
Rep. Scott Holcomb’s Statement Commemorating Memorial Day
Atlanta, GA – Today, Georgia State Representative Scott Holcomb released the following statement commemorating Memorial Day:
“Today, we remember and honor those who lost their lives in service to our nation. We remember those who died and what they died for—for us and for our freedoms. We remember the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price defending our country. Our history, and our present, is marked with patriots who answered the call, fought to keep us safe, and sacrificed for the nation.
“For the families of fallen servicemembers, today is a day of personal remembrance for their loved ones. Let us keep these families in our thoughts and prayers.
“Today is also a day of remembrance for veterans who served in combat and lost their brothers and sisters-in-arms. For them, Memorial Day is when thoughts return to battlefields and war zones. It is a day when they run their fingers over names etched on tombstones and memorials, a day when they remember comrades and resolve to honor their memories.
“This Memorial Day, let us join together to remember those who died defending our country and resolve to honor their memories by ensuring that our country’s blessings are available to all Americans. As we honor and remember, let us also recommit ourselves to the values that make our country great and worthy of our fallen heroes’ sacrifices. When we do so, America remains a nation worthy of their sacrifices.”
Scott Holcomb serves as the State Representative for District 81. A veteran, Scott served for six years in the Air National Guard and six years on active duty with the U.S. Army. He deployed overseas for Operations Joint Forge (Bosnia), Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Iraqi Freedom.