Dear Fellow Granite Stater:
This is the last Monday in May. Many of you are off work, and will spend this holiday with your family and friends.
To some Americans, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. But this day means much more to us here in New Hampshire. It carries a significance far greater than hosting cookouts and getting reacquainted with the swimming pool.
Granite Staters understand Americans are free to enjoy the pursuit of happiness because many thousands of men and women made the ultimate sacrifice. The very freedom we have to do whatever we choose on this day was paid for by those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.”
Many towns and communities are holding special Memorial Day ceremonies and parades today. I will be participating in three of them. I urge you to make time to attend your community’s observance.
If your town isn’t holding a special event, you can still observe the spirit of this holiday by thanking a military veteran for their service, or just taking a moment to silently remember all the heroes who nobly laid down their lives to defend our liberty.
And please be sure to also remember our brave Armed Forces members who are on duty this Memorial Day far from home.
I join with you and your family in honoring all that has been given by so many people, so we can continue to enjoy the blessings that come from living in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
With best wishes,
Congressman Frank Guinta