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Congresswoman Granger Honored by Marine Corps at Sunset Parade

July 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) was honored yesterday at a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

Granger, who serves as chairwoman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, was recognized Tuesday evening at the traditional summer parade for her sustained commitment to America’s servicemen and women.  

“During my time in Congress, I have always sought to serve in positions where I could help the military and strengthen our national security,” said Granger, who has served in the House since 1997. “We live in a dangerous world, and we depend on the Marines Corps and all of our service members to keep us safe and maintain stability around the globe. Now is the time to invest in the modernization of our military to ensure it is stronger than ever.”

Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. Steve Rudder said Granger is known for being “hard-working, honest, and fair” and thanked her for her support of the military.  

“It was a great honor to be recognized by the Marine Corps with a traditional Sunset Parade,” Granger said after the evening parade. “I want to thank Lt. Gen. Rudder and the Commander of the Marine Barracks Washington, Col. Tyler Zagurski for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful tradition.”

Since September 1956, marching and musical units from Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., have presented Sunset Parades in front of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial from May to August.