November 11, 2013

Senator Manchin Encourages Us All to Honor Our Veterans Today and Everyday

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on Veterans Day:

“The sacrifices and patriotism of the men and women who have served this country know no bounds. They have served with unparalleled honor and distinction. It doesn’t seem right that our nation pays our brave veterans tribute only once a year. We should thank our veterans every day for their unwavering devotion and passion to the greatest country in the world. Fortunately, America has long been committed to honoring our veterans, and we must continue to make sure they have access to the best care, medical services, benefits, educational opportunities and good-paying jobs our country has to offer. 

“As we approach the 50th anniversary of our dear President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, I recall his words to express our sincere gratitude to our veterans: ‘We must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.’

“So today, as West Virginians and Americans across our great nation celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage us all to thank a veteran and honor our veterans not just today, but every day.”