Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined Rep. Michael Waltz’s (R-Fla.) bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by hand to show respect and gratitude for Vietnam veterans. The gathering was a symbol of gratitude for the fallen and a unifying exercise on the last day of session before the district work period, which begins July 29th.
“It is a great honor to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to help clean our Vietnam War Memorial. My father and two of my uncles served in Vietnam and it makes me tremendously proud of my family’s service,” said Rep. Cisneros. “I am proud to continue that tradition of service, formerly in the Navy and now as the Representative for California’s 39th District. This memorial is a beautiful work of art that symbolizes the sacrifice that so many made for their country. I am honored to do this little bit to help preserve and maintain such an important part of our history.”
“The ethos of servant leadership transcends party lines and I’m grateful to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pay tribute to our veterans and preserve their memories today,” Rep. Waltz said. “There are 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial – but this memorial is much more than just a list of names. It is a symbol of honor and gratitude for these men and women’s bravery. It is a testament of their sacrifice and it is a reminder of the cost of freedom.”
- Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.)
- Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.)
- Rep. Gilbert Cisneros (D-Calif.)
- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.)
- Rep. Jason Crow (R-Colo.)
- Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.)
- Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.)
- Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Penn.)
- Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.)
- Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.)
- Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.)
- Rep. Seth Moulton (R-Mass.)
- Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.)
- Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.)
- Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.)
- Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.)
Rep. Cisneros is a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.
This article was released by the Office of Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.