Congresswoman Wilson's Statement on Memorial DayMonday May 28, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement on Memorial Day:
“Since 1968, we have used the final Monday in May to honor our men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is not just the traditional start of summer, when we enjoy cookouts, go to the beach and attend a parade. Today, we pay tribute to those who gave their lives to protect our country and our freedom. Let us honor our fallen soldiers on the day we remember them by rededicating ourselves to the American ideals they fought to uphold.”
Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.