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Latta Honors Our Nation’s Heroes on Veterans Day

Bowling Green, OH, November 11, 2023 | Claire Hurley (202-225-6405)
Tags: Veterans

Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day and honor military veterans in Ohio and across the country:

“On Veterans Day, we take time to honor and thank the men and women who donned the uniform, served our nation, and defended the freedoms and liberties that we hold dear. It is because of the service of our veterans – who time and time again put the interest of our country before their own – that the American people are able to live freely in the greatest nation on Earth.

“To the nearly 40,000 veterans who call Ohio’s Fifth District home: thank you for your service to our nation and your fellow countrymen. We are forever in your debt.”

Assisting veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other federal agencies:

If veterans who reside in Ohio’s Fifth District are running into problems with the VA or other federal agencies, Latta’s office can work on their behalf. Veterans who need assistance may call Latta’s Bowling Green office at (419) 354-8700 or send a message online at

Latta’s veteran-focused legislative efforts:

During the 118th Congress, Latta has introduced legislation to help ensure veterans receive prompt and streamlined communication from the VA and are afforded additional time to comply with VA requirements. This includes: 

  1. H.R. 3644, the Addressing Care Timelines (ACT) for Veterans Act, to provide the VA Secretary with additional authorities to allow veterans an additional 24-hour period, at minimum, to notify the VA when receiving care at a non-VA facility, and 
  2. H.R. 3643, the Veterans Right to Expediency Act, that requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to deliver notice of the denial of claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary by certified mail.

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The program was created by Congress in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of veterans so that future generations can better understand the realities of war.  

If veterans wish to share their personal experiences and stories for the Veterans History Project, they can submit any of the following materials to THIS link:

  1. audio or video recorded interviews,
  2. written memoirs,
  3. correspondence materials such as letters, postcards or personal diaries, and
  4. visual materials including photographs, drawings, or scrapbooks.



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