Congressman Sires' Statement on Veterans Day
On Veterans Day, we salute the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and remember those who have served our country around the world in the name of freedom and democracy. On this solemn holiday, we gather together across this grateful nation to honor their sacrifice and to remember that our country is safe thanks to those who serve and have served.
Today, we renew our commitments to the more than 2 million troops and reservists, their families, and the 22 million veterans across our country. We have an obligation to care for our service members when they’re abroad and when they come home. We must remain devoted to strengthening quality health care for veterans, and must continue to send returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to college under the New GI Bill.
Just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, we will leave no veteran behind when they return home. The observance of Veterans Day honors America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve. This Veterans Day, let us honor their service with actions that fulfill our commitment to our troops, their families, and our veterans.