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Taylor, Bipartisan Group of Veterans Take on Korean War Veterans Memorial Project

Members Landscape and Maintain Memorial

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Washington, November 21, 2019 | Anna Raquel McCormack ((202) 570-0927) | comments
This morning, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives and veterans to landscape and preserve the Korean War Veterans Memorial as a show of respect and gratitude for fallen Korean War soldiers and American veterans.

The gathering was a symbol of gratitude as well as a unifying experience on the last day of session before the November district work period, which begins Friday.

More than 54,000 American soldiers lost their lives during the Korean War. The memorial features 19 stainless steel statues, including members from each branch of the United States Armed Forces, as well as a mural wall, a United Nations wall and a Pool of Remembrance, inscribed with the number of soldiers killed, wounded, missing in action and held as prisoners during the Korean War.

“While we can never repay those who have selflessly served their country, especially those who paid the ultimate price, we can show our gratitude in our everyday actions,” said Congressman Van Taylor, who served in the Iraq War. “I’m proud to join my fellow veterans in Congress to help maintain our cherished memorials and remember the bravery of so many heroes.”

In addition to Congressman Taylor, Ralph Abraham (R-LA), Mike Bost (R-IL), Connor Lamb (D-PA), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Denver Riggleman (R-VA), and Michael Waltz (R-FL) participated in the maintenance.

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. On November 6, 2018, Van Taylor was elected to represent Texas’ 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.
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