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McCollum Statement on Veterans Day

November 9, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day:

“On Veterans Day, we set aside time to honor the service of the courageous women and men who have served as soldiers, sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and in the Merchant Marine. At the same time, we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices made by their family and loved ones.

“More than just our gratitude, veterans and their families deserve the support of a grateful nation when they return home. Minnesota’s 400,000 veterans need good jobs, high-quality health care, the benefits they are due and deserve, and robust educational and housing opportunities. I am proud of how far we have come to meet these obligations, but I know that we have much more work to do.

“This Veterans Day, let us renew our commitment to our veterans and their families. Let us ensure that they receive the gratitude and support that they have earned. And let us honor the commitment that, just as we leave no soldier behind in battle, we will leave no veteran behind when they come home.”