Ranking Democratic Member, Robert A. Brady speaks on the House Floor on the Medal of Honor Flag Resolution of 2011
"Mademe Speaker, this resolution recognizes the courage and sacrifices of Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta and other Congressional Medal of Honor recipients in defending their country in the line of duty.
The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest award for bravery that can be given to a member of the US armed forces. This resolution would acknowledge members of our Armed Forces that receive a Congressional Medal of Honor by providing them with a flag flown over the Capitol, along with a certificate signed by the Speaker of the House.
The flag would be provided at no cost to the recipient or family of a recipient.
May this small gesture serve as a constant reminder of our Medal of Honor recipients who act selflessly and heroically in defense of the freedoms that we, the American people enjoy. I am pleased to support this resolution and urge all my colleagues to vote “aye.”
I reserve the balance of my time."