CONCORD – Honoring the brave veterans and service members who have selflessly sacrificed to fight for their country and their fellow citizens, Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed today, November 11, 2015, as Veterans Day in New Hampshire.
“On Veterans Day, we come together as a state and a nation to demonstrate our respect and admiration for all those who have bravely answered the call to defend our nation,” Governor Hassan said. “Because of our veterans, our country is safer and our freedom is stronger, and I join all Granite Staters and Americans in thanking our veterans and their families for their brave sacrifices that have made our freedom possible.”
To mark Veterans Day, Governor Hassan is participating in the Concord Veterans Council Veterans Day Ceremony in the Hall of Flags at the State House, as well as the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.
The Governor encourages citizens of New Hampshire to participate in the many activities planned for observing this national holiday and to join with the nation in marking this day with proud display of the flag of the United States as a reaffirmation of our national identity.
“Today across New Hampshire we reflect on the incredible service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation in uniform,” said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. “New Hampshire has a proud tradition of military service and I join all Granite Staters in extending my deepest gratitude to all who have answered the call of duty, especially our servicemembers currently stationed overseas.”
“On Veterans Day we must rededicate ourselves to supporting the men and women of our armed forces as they transition to civilian life. They have never failed us in battle, and we must not fail them when they return home,” Shaheen said.
Today, Senator Shaheen will give remarks honoring New Hampshire veterans at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
“Today, we honor veterans who have served and sacrificed for our country,” said Raymond Buckley, Chair of the NH Democratic Party. “Under the past 7 years under President Obama, our country has made strides in improving our commitment to veterans, striving to make sure every veteran is healthy and has a job and a home. Democrats are committed to continuing this progress. We thank all our veterans here in the Granite State and around the country for their service.”