REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN HEROES AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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      REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN HEROES AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

  (Mr. ROTHFUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, on Memorial Day we take time to honor all 
those who sacrificed so much to secure our Nation's freedom, peace, and 
prosperity. This week, I came together with a bipartisan group of my 
freshman colleagues to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
at Arlington National Cemetery. We paid respect to our Nation's fallen 
heroes, especially those known only to God.
  In my opinion, there is no more special place in our Nation's capital 
than Arlington. When you enter the gates, all labels but American are 
shed. And no words are necessary, for the countless rows of white 
markers speak volumes. With the sometimes vigorous debate in this 
Chamber, it is important to remember those who rest just 4 miles from 
here. There we find what holds our country together.
  The Book of Wisdom teaches that: ``The souls of the righteous are in 
the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They are at peace.'' 
What comfort, indeed, for our fallen heroes.

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