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U.S. House Committee on the Budget
Honoring our veterans [Commentary]
Honoring our veterans [Commentary]

As Marylanders celebrate Memorial Day with ceremonies, parades, barbecues or other festivities, we owe it to ourselves to also remember the reason why this is a national holiday: It's a day to honor our fallen heroes — all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation and preserve our freedom. We should also remember that the families of those we lost — and those who fought and lived, many of whom suffered debilitating, lifelong injuries as a result — depend on our government fulfilling its social compact with all who serve: that in exchange for their sacrifice, a grateful nation will help them recover and lead productive, fulfilling lives. ...