Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee Congresswoman Luria Statement on Memorial Day

May 25, 2020
Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On Memorial Day, Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, Congresswoman Elaine Luria, honored those who have served our country and reflected on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

“On Memorial Day, it is important to recognize and thank our servicemembers and their families for their sacrifices and irreplaceable contributions they have made on behalf of our country,” said Congresswoman Luria. “As the chair of the subcommittee responsible for ensuring that our fallen heroes are honored with the respect they deserve and commemorated for their service, I remain committed to honoring their legacies. In Coastal Virginia, veterans and military families are the fabric and backbone of our community. I will continue to proudly champion America’s bravest men and women, including those who we have lost.”

A 20-year Navy veteran who retired at the rank of Commander, Congresswoman Luria became the first-ever woman veteran from a military service branch to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC), and the first to lead an HVAC Subcommittee.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.