Congresswoman Johnson Honors Veterans on Veterans Day
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:
“One hundred years after the United States and our allies triumphed in World War I, we continue to recognize and celebrate those who have donned the uniform of our nation’s military in defense of Americans everywhere. As we honor the men and women who have fought to protect America, we express our deep gratitude for the sacrifices that our veterans have made.
“I have often said there is no higher calling then to serve in our armed forces. As the granddaughter, daughter, niece, wife, and sister of veterans, I know that honoring the devotion of our servicemen and women is incomplete without recognizing the profound sacrifice their families make to support them.
“From early in my life, I was raised to offer the highest respect to those who have served. It is this ideal that has guided my professional career – first as a nurse attending to the health needs of Dallas veterans, and later during my time as an elected representative fighting to ensure veterans receive the benefits they earned through their service.
“During my time as a representative, I have been blessed with the opportunity to meet and represent veterans of every background, who, in every diverse way, represent the best values of America. Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate every veteran – including the 2.7 million African American veterans, the 1.5 million Hispanic veterans, the 342,000 Asian American Pacific Islander veterans and the 178,000 Native American veterans.
“Today, as we acknowledge the enormous debt we owe to our veterans, let us begin to repay it by honoring and defending the ideals of democracy that they have died protecting.”
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