Statement by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell In Observance of Veterans Day
Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. The holiday will be observed on Sunday, November 11:
“On this Veterans Day, we pause to honor the devotion and sacrifice of all of our veterans who have served here at home and have traveled to distant battle fields around the world to protect our freedoms. We are greatly indebted to these brave service men and women who have answered the call to protect this great nation.
We must also take a moment to recognize our more than 2 million troops and reservists who currently serve in our armed forces. They continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers as they risk their lives for our safety and security here at home.
Now more than ever, we must renew our commitment to keep the promise of providing the support and aid to our 23 million veterans and their families, including 43,540 here in the 7th Congressional District. We must not forget our moral obligation to our veterans to keep the door of opportunity open for them, especially as they return from the Middle East. Our soldiers deserve opportunities for higher education, access to quality affordable healthcare, good paying jobs and assistance as they transition to civilian life. We will keep fighting to ensure our men and women in uniform get the care they deserve and the benefits they have earned.
As many of us gather with our families and loved ones on this Veterans Day weekend, let us pay special tribute and salute our men and women who have defended our democracy and protected our precious gift of freedom.”
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