Celebrate US Veterans Today and Every Day
Across this nation, Veterans Day, as the anni of WWI Armistice Day is now known, reminds us to cherish and value the sacrifice and service of those who have worn the cloth of the nation.
This day is observed with ceremonies that demonstrate American’s appreciation and gratitude to the men and women who served.
Citizens need to go the extra mile by showing compassion and empathy toward Veterans today and every day of the year.
Notably, 27 US Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan wars are headed to Capitol Hill in Y 2017.
The current US Congress includes 26 Vets from the 2 war zones, and voters Tuesday sent at least 27 to Capitol Hill for Y 2017 – including 18 incumbents and 3 Senators who were not in re-election races.
The only incumbent Vet to lose Tuesday was Illinois GOP Sen. Mark Kirk in a defeat to Democratic state Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down over Iraq in Y 2004.
The number of Vets in Congress has ticked up every year since Y 2006, even as the overall number of lawmakers with military experience is falling.
And so todayday, and every day, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our Veterans who proudly served in the armed forces.
Thank you for being part of a long, unbroken line of men and women who have served this country with distinction.
Thank you for serving on the beaches of Europe, in the jungles of Asia, on the deserts of the Middle East and all over the world.
Thank you for serving on the homefront.
Thank you for serving in War and in Peace.
We are all humbled by your service, your sense of duty, and most of all, your sacrifices for our liberties.
Veteran and family centered care is the goal of US President Elect Donald Trump, and we strive to provide this care in a quality and compassionate manner.
For all of us who are US Vets (me USMC) here is no greater way for to continue to serve our nation than by serving my fellow Veterans and making sure they receive the care they need, when they need it, with the best there is.
God Bless America, and happy Veterans Day.