Remembering our heroes

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, June 2, 2016

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation, and we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

To all of those who are and have been members of our armed forces — thank you for all that you do in the name of American liberty. 

As Americans, we must continue to support our troops who bravely defend our interests both at home and abroad. 

We must always remember that it is because of their service and sacrifice that we live in the most free and prosperous nation on earth. Throughout American history, our soldiers have courageously fought to preserve our freedoms, and for that, we will be forever grateful.  

I am honored to represent so many veterans and active-duty soldiers in Virginia’s Fifth District. I join the people of the Fifth District in honoring those who have fallen and in offering our thanks to those service members who have served and continue to serve this great nation so that we may continue to preserve our American way of life for future generations.


Robert Hurt, a Republican, represents Charlotte County in the U.S. House of Representatives. He can be reached at his Farmville office at (434) 395-0120.