Veterans Day: Thoughts From Your Representatives
Tom Egelhoff posted a comprehensive overview of Veterans Day earlier this morning. I thought you might like to read your representatives thoughts on the day:
Governor Steve Bullock:
“Today we take special note of the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have worn the uniform of our country, but our commitment to our veterans carries through the entire year. As we honor their service, we should recommit ourselves to ensuring our veterans have the tools to succeed while serving, as well as the resources they need to return to civilian life, including access to jobs, education and health care.
I join Lt. Governor Walsh, Lisa and all Montanans, as we say thank you to our veterans for their service to our country and state.”
Senator Max Baucus:
Senator Jon Tester:
“To all service members and veterans: thank you for your service to our country and for protecting the freedoms that all Americans enjoy.
It is important to remember the sacrifices our military members and their families make, and the promises we make to them once they return home.
The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, and that’s why we have a responsibility to make that transition as seamless as possible.
That means making sure that veterans have access to quality, affordable health care. Access to a good education and a good job. And access to safe, affordable housing.
As your Senator – and Montana’s only member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – I will work every day to make sure this nation keeps its promises to our veterans and honors their sacrifices.”
Congressman Steve Daines:
“Today we honor the brave men and women who have served selflessly to defend our freedom. While we can never repay the debt we owe to those who fight for our freedoms, we must ensure that the promises we’ve made to these women and men are kept. Please join me in taking the time to share our appreciation and gratitude on this Veterans Day.”