(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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                              MEMORIAL DAY

  (Mr. LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. LaMALFA. Greetings to my friend Jim Withrow, whom I would like to 
recognize today, and I would just remind everybody of how important it 
is that we participate in this Memorial Day weekend in order to 
remember those who have fallen and honor those they've left behind.
  It's a lot of times thought of as a weekend to go out and have 
barbecues or watch car races on TV or sports like that, but it's really 
rewarding for the heart for us to go participate on Monday in one of 
our communities. For those watching, just take that time in the morning 
to go out and honor those veterans. It will make you feel better as an 
American. Then our obligation as citizens is to fulfill our role as 
voters, as people who hold our government officials accountable, 
because when you hear veterans say that they don't recognize the 
America they once fought for 50, 60 years ago, it really hurts.
  So let's uphold the honor of our Nation that they fought for and be 
participants in our government in the process and hold all of that 
accountable and honor them in that ultimate way. We give thanks for 
their service, and God bless them. Please participate on Memorial Day 
this weekend.