As America honors our veterans today, I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all veterans who have answered the call of service to our great country and fought to defend the values, liberties, and freedoms that we as Americans hold so dear. They are true heroes for the sacrifices they and their families have made, and on this day of national observance, let us all take a moment to thank a veteran for his or her service and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.
George Washington who once said, "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
That is why I believe it is so imperative that we preserve the stories of the brave men and women who served our country so that our future generations can better understand the risks and sacrifices that were made to protect our freedoms and liberties. This Veterans Day, I’d encourage you to check out the Veterans History Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress. Through this nationwide project, personal stories from America’s war veterans and those American civilians who served in support of them are collected and preserved. More about the project can be found here: http://www.loc.gov/vets/
As always, if there is anything I can do for the veterans of the Fifth Congressional District, do not hesitate to contact me. You may reach my Washington, D.C. office by phone at (202) 225-6405, or my District office at (800) 541-6446 for constituent services.