Memorial Day Message from Congresswoman Schakowsky

May 24, 2019
Press Release

EVANSTON, IL – As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement:

“On this Memorial Day we remember and recognize the individuals who gave their lives in service to our country. We must honor those who have answered the call from all walks of life and all corners of this globe, to serve in the United States Armed Forces. We must never forget those who have died or were wounded, who are missing in action, were prisoners of war, those who are still overseas, and our veterans and military families at home.

"As we remember the fallen we must also remain focused on the families left behind as well as our active duty servicemembers and their loved ones.

"This Memorial Day, please join me in taking time to remember and honor the sacrifices so many have made for this great nation. We must do everything we can to bring peace, so that sending our men and women into harm’s way is a last resort.“