CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT IN RECOGNITION OF VETERANS DAY
Nov 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies and Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC), released the following statement honoring our nation's veterans in recognition of Veterans Day:
“This day, exactly 100 years ago, marked the end of World War I. World War I dramatically changed our nation’s role on the world stage. For the past 100 years, our nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have defended, and continue to defend, our nation from threats all across the world. Even as this release is being published, approximately 200,000 service members are currently deployed in nearly 180 countries, nearly 20,000 of whom are deployed in combat.
“This Veterans Day, join me in honoring the courageous men and women who fought and continue to fight tirelessly to defend America’s freedom. We honor the selfless service and sacrifice that our veterans and their families make to keep our nation safe and strong. As Americans, it is our duty to do all we can to honor our veterans and to provide them with the resources they need and deserve.
“I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all of the men and women that have served in our nation’s Armed Forces. To all the veterans across America, I proudly stand with Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to say thank you. You have served honorably to uphold the ideals upon which the United States was built, and for that we are eternally grateful. God bless our vets and God bless the United States of America.”