Rep. Cuellar Honored During Memorial Day Ceremony for His Commitment to Veterans
LAREDO | Charlotte Laracy, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Leslie Martinez, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), May 28, 2019
Tags: Supporting Veterans
LAREDO, TX- On Monday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) was honored by the Korean War Veterans and the Daughters of the American Revolution in the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Laredo. During the ceremony, he was recognized for his dedication and support of all veterans. Memorial Day is a federal holiday and is held for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Following the ceremony, Congressman Cuellar attended the American Legion Memorial Day Service at the City of Laredo Veterans Cemetery.
“I want to thank the Korean War Veterans Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution for presenting me with this honor. I appreciate the important work these two organizations have done to the benefit of countless individuals and families,” said Congressman Cuellar.
“As I look back and reflect, I am reminded of what we often take for granted, that our nation is unlike any other, thanks to the patriots who have selflessly stepped up to serve, yet never returned. Today, I want to not only remember and honor those who have passed in the line of duty, but also those they have left behind. Let us take some time to remember every brave man and woman who has laid down their life for our country, and thank those that currently, courageously are serving this great nation.”
Ernesto Sanchez, from the Korean War Veteran Association and Daughters of the American Revolution said “We presented this award to Congressman Cuellar because of how much he has done for the veterans. We always honor the best and those who have done something for our nation. We have never had anybody that really cared for our country as much as he does. There is nobody better than him for the job. I congratulate him because he is always willing to get out the box and work across the aisle to tackle whatever is in front of him with no hesitation.”
Congressman Cuellar is presented with Korean War Veteran Association and Daughters of the American Revolution Award in Laredo on Monday. Pictured from left to right: President of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Laredo Mary Freeman, Congressman Cuellar (TX-28), Commander of Korean War Veteran Association Post 209 Ernesto Sanchez, and Mayor Pete Saenz.
Congressman Cuellar addresses members of the Korean War Veterans Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution during their Memorial Day Ceremony in Laredo on Monday.
As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Congressman Cuellar believes supporting our military must remain a top priority in Congress. During his time in office, he has worked to upgrade the GI Bill, increase funding for veteran health services, introduce caregiver support measures, and revitalize the VA Home Loan program. He has also had the privilege of honoring our veteran military personnel through the dedication of several federal post office buildings.
The Korean War Veterans Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution have benefitted countless families and individuals in Laredo by helping to establish memorials, charities, scholarships, as well as creating a means for all association members to stay in contact and work towards many important causes. The Daughters of the American Revolution have been serving since 1890 by promoting historic preservation, education, and other patriotic causes. They helped restore and maintain historical sites, supported schools and provided scholarships, and have helped countless veterans.