CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING VETERANS DAY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking 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 a statement honoring our nation's veterans in recognition of Veterans Day:
“Today, November 11, is a day of remembrance by which our nation pauses to honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women in our armed forces, past and present. To the veterans across America, whether you served in Europe during the World Wars, in Asia during the Korean or Vietnam Wars, in the Middle East, or elsewhere; whether you served during a period of conflict or peace time; whether you served at home or in lands far away; you have served honorably to uphold the ideals upon which the United States was built.
“Your service to protect the freedoms we hold dear is especially important as we reflect on the events of the past week by which Americans across the country participated in the democratic process to cast ballots in favor of their preferred candidates. The preservation of this basic right would not have been possible if not for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard who have faithfully served our nation. The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of the U.S. Constitution which has been diligently defended by our service members and veterans. For that, I am eternally grateful.
“As we continue to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War this Veterans Day, I would like especially recognize the men and women who served during this conflict. May we never again take for granted those who served in harm’s way and may we as a people always care for our veterans.”