VIDEO: Rep. Cuellar Honors Memorial Day
In honor of Memorial Day, which will be Monday, May 29 this year, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a video message to constituents. He reminded viewers of the true meaning of the holiday, encouraged them to support the families of fallen troops, and asked veterans struggling with memories of lost friends to reach out for help at the Veterans Crisis Line.
The video is available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_nbuqMOwfM
In the video, he said, “Many of us have time off to spend with our families and friends. But this is not just a long weekend. Memorial Day is specifically about honoring members of the U.S. military who gave their lives in service of this country. I ask all of my constituents remember the fallen. Look into local and national organizations which support the survivors of those we honor today.
And for the veterans in my community: I know this can be a difficult weekend for many of you. You may be missing friends that you have lost. If you’re struggling, please reach out for help. For support, dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.”
Surviving family members of deceased service members, as well as veterans, can contact Congressman Cuellar’s district offices for assistance with their U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits:
Rio Grande City Office
San Antonio Office