Hensarling Issues Statement on Memorial Day

Congressman Jeb Hensarling released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day reminds us that freedom is not free – it comes at an incredible cost. Memorial Day has become a time-honored tradition in America, dating back to the days of the Civil War, when groups of women decorated the graves of fallen soldiers.

General John Logan officially proclaimed the first Memorial Day on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

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