McCollum Statement in Honor of Veterans Day
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today ahead of Monday’s commemoration of Veterans Day:
“On Veterans Day, we take time to honor the brave and selfless Americans who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and to recognize the time, commitment, and sacrifices of these soldiers, sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Mariners in order to protect the ideals and freedoms that we cherish. Defending our democracy is paramount, and the growing list of global challenges our service members face make it that much more important that our nation supports those who have answered the call to serve.
“We also take time today to remember the sacrifices made at home by the families and loved ones of our service members. Beyond our gratitude and remembrance, our veterans and their families deserve support upon their return home and as they take on new challenges following military service. Our gratefulness for their service must be reflected in our actions: by ensuring the availability of good jobs, high-quality health care – including mental health care, educational opportunities, and housing. I’m proud of the work we’ve done in Congress to meet these obligations, but recognize there is much more work to be done to care for our veterans.
“This Veterans Day, let us renew our commitment to our veterans and their families – both in word and in deed – as we honor and remember their service in defending the United States at home and abroad.”
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