Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

U.S. Rep. Rush Remembers Sacrifice of U.S. Service Men and Women

May 26, 2017
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will join hundreds of attendees at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for a Memorial Day Commemorative Service to recognize and honor our nation’s servicemembers who died in service to the country. The ceremony will take place at the flagpole at 11:30 a.m. on the cemetery grounds, 20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood. 

“The freedom we enjoy and, too often, take for granted as U.S. citizens, comes at a cost, a tremendous cost. Throughout America’s history, brave men and women, dedicated to protecting the American way of life, have left their families and friends to fight for the preservation of our democracy. Some have even made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life, a gift we can never repay,” said Rep. Rush.

“So, it is my honor to join citizens around the nation as we pause to honor the brave men and women who gave their best to our nation and salute all who have served our country around the world in the name of freedom and democracy.”