Bishop and Tuberville work to make May ‘Fallen Heroes Memorial Month’


Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) and Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) are urging Congress to dedicate the entire month to honoring “members of the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

The bicameral resolution would mark May as “Fallen Heroes Memorial Month,” a move both lawmakers believe to be long overdue as National Police Week comes to a close.

Police officers attend a memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who’ve lost their lives in the past year during National Police Week ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, attended by President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“We all owe a debt of gratitude to the Americans who have bravely given their lives for our nation, and we should honor them for more than just one day each calendar year,” Bishop said of the proposal

Bishop announced plans to run for North Carolina attorney general in August last year, meaning the two-term congressman has only the remaining year to implement his legislative agenda. 

The resolution marks a continuation of Republican strategy on Capitol Hill where, throughout National Police Week, GOP lawmakers have introduced several pro-law enforcement bills in an effort to cement the party’s law and order accolades. 

Accordingly, Reps. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), Andy Ogles (R-TN), and Kelly Armstong (R-ND) have all signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation. 


“Memorial Day is not about grilling by the lake — it is a solemn day to remember and honor the brave men and women who have given their lives for this country,” Tuberville said. “Our fallen heroes deserve to be celebrated for more than one day a year.” 

“Numerous months are devoted to specific causes and identities, but our fallen heroes are not currently among them,” Bishop said.

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