Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter statement:
“Today, we pause again to thank our veterans. Throughout our history, America’s small towns and large cities have brought forth men and women who answer their country’s call. I watched as my grandfathers’ World War I generation marched in parades, and watched as my dad’s World War II generation marched in parades, and then watched as our vets of the Korean War and Cold War joined them. I watched as my husband’s Vietnam era Vets lined up and the WWI group dropped away. Now I watch as the Gulf War I vets and our newest Iraq and Afghanistan Vets show up to march, as the last of my dad’s generation fade away.
Throughout it all, we have prayed for peace and prayed for the men and women who show up to preserve it or restore it. Thank you to my husband, my dad, my grandfathers, and to all of the men and women who answered the call. This Veterans Day, we gratefully remember those now gone, and honor those living, for their service to America.”
Congresswoman-elect Annie Kuster’s Veterans Day statement:
“As we celebrate Veterans Day, my thoughts are with the generations of servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our country and our way of life. As the daughter and daughter-in-law of World War II veterans, I know the extraordinary courage and sacrifice of those who have served in the armed forces.”
“We have no higher responsibility as a nation than to care for the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States of America. Our veterans deserve not just our respect and gratitude, but the support and resources they need when they come home. On Veterans Day, we recommit ourselves to serving our veterans and their families as honorably as they have served each and every one of us.”