Alabama delegation honors America’s veterans this Veterans Day

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There are 19.3 million veterans living in the United States and 409,997 of them call Alabama home.

Today, in honor of Veterans Day, members of the Alabama congressional delegation are paying tribute to their selfless service and sacrifices.

Here’s what the Alabama delegation is saying in honor of Veterans Day:

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby:

Today I proudly join my colleagues and Americans across the country in paying tribute to our nation’s veterans and their families.  Without the selfless sacrifices of the courageous men and women in uniform, the freedoms we enjoy as Americans would not be possible.

On Veterans Day and every day, we must remember that freedom comes at a great price, and that we owe our active duty and retired servicemen and women a debt of gratitude.  Our veterans’ unwavering commitment to defending security and prosperity should never be forgotten.

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01):

…So on this Veterans Day, and every day, may we never forget the courage, sacrifice, dedication, and unselfish nature of all those who have served our country.

And to all our veterans and their families: on behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for your service and God bless the United States of America.

Watch Rep. Byrne’s full statement below:

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) via Facebook:

Veterans Day is a time to pause and honor those who have served in uniform to protect this nation and the freedoms we enjoy. It is a special day when we make sure to say “thank you” to our friends, neighbors, family members – and those we’ve never even met – for their service to our country.

…God bless you and thank you for your service.

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04) via Facebook:

Thank you veterans for your service to our nation.

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06):

I want to wholeheartedly express my appreciation to each and every one of our veterans, both in Alabama and throughout America. Our national anthem calls the America the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.’  A popular rephrasing of that is that America is ‘Land of the free because of the brave.’ It remains free because brave citizens choose to join our armed forced and serve their country sacrificially.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07):

Today we salute the selfless sacrifices of our nation’s 21 million veterans. These patriots have kept our nation safe while defending our nation at home and abroad. They have served our country with distinction, and we should honor them for their bravery and courage with actions — not simply words.

Congress must continue to support and provide critical resources to the Veterans Administration (VA) to ensure that our veterans have access to quality health care, good-paying jobs, affordable housing, and opportunities to continue their education. We should not deny the very liberties they fought to protect, nor deny them any benefits they so fittingly deserve.

I am committed to ensuring that we honor the promises that were made to these American heroes. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to them and their families by vowing to make sure they succeed. They deserve nothing less.

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