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    It’s Back: Two Congressmen Want Americans to Thank Troops for Their Freedom

    It’s Back: Two Congressmen Want Americans to Thank Troops for Their Freedom

    Two congressmen are once again urging Americans to express support for troops and veterans by saying “thank you for our freedom” instead of “thank you for your service.”

    Republican Rep. Jack Bergman of Michigan, a retired Marine lieutenant general, and Rep. Lou Correa, a Democrat from California, first introduced the measure last fall as a way to “renew and affirm” Americans' commitment to troops. But it failed to pass.

    Despite its initial failure and an outpouring of troops and veterans balking at the idea, the bill sparked a renewed conversation about gratitude, and how Americans express it. Now, the pair are reintroducing the provision.

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    The legislation does not request any legal mandates on speech, but rather “invite[s] citizens” to embrace the phrase “in appreciation to all who serve or have served.”

    Military.com contacted the offices of Bergman and Correa and asked why the measure did not pass in the 117th Congress and whether they believe it will pass in the new year.

    “Now that Republicans are in the majority, the politics of who gets their bills brought to the floor have been removed and fairness dictates our legislative calendar,” James Hogge, a spokesperson for Bergman, told Military.com via email, adding that he believes the resolution will be brought to the House floor. Correa's office did not respond by publication.

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