To the Editor:
Memorial Day is about more than summer road trips and mattress sales.
For years, I served our country alongside my fellow federal workers. In addition to serving every American, one of the federal workforce's greatest responsibilities is to support and equip our nation's men and women in uniform. My civil servant colleagues and I felt a great responsibility to provide for our troops, and we mourned each time we learned of a fallen soldier.
So to me, Memorial Day is sacred. On behalf of America's federal workers — half of whom work directly with our nation's military — we salute our fallen heroes and thank the men and women who are currently serving around the world to defend the United States.
Retired Federal Employee
Department of Veterans Affairs