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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representing the 1st District of New Mexico

Rep. Lujan Grisham on Military Appreciation Month

May 9, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Lujan Grisham on Military Appreciation Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) spoke on the House Floor today to commemorate Military Appreciation Month. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the chance to publicly show their appreciation for Service members - past and present. Below is a link to the video and transcript of her remarks:

Click here to watch the full remarks.

“Mr. Speaker, throughout Military Appreciation Month, I join with my fellow Americans to remember the brave service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation and to honor the Service members who are still answering the call to duty today.

“New Mexico is the proud home of over 16,000 patriotic Service members who operate the premier military installations at Kirtland, Cannon, and Holloman Air Force Bases, and the Army’s White Sands Missile Range.

“Thank you for all that you do to keep our country safe and safeguard the freedoms and values that we all cherish.

“I also want to recognize the devoted spouses, children, sisters, brothers, and parents of our men and women in uniform for your unending support.  This month is dedicated to your service as well.

“I hope everyone in this Chamber and those watching at home will take the time to thank a service member and their loved ones who continue to sacrifice so much for our country. 

“I yield back.”