Washington, D.C.— Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07) today issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day and in remembrance of our nation’s fallen service members:

“From the shot heard around the world, to the beaches of Normandy, and all the way to the mountains of Afghanistan, our military has been a fortress of freedom but this did not come without a cost.  Today, we remember the millions of brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  We will never forget our fallen service members and will honor their legacy by continuing to fight for liberty and justice for all Americans.  I also would like to thank our veterans, current military personnel, and their families today for courageously answering the call of duty.”