This Friday the 11th is Veterans day, a day to remember those who have served and are serving.
Making sure they have the care and benefits they have earned are up to us. In the generations to come, it will be our most important responsibility and making sure service members and their families have the support they need when they return from active duty and transition to civilian life.
These are some of the most difficult economic times our nation has ever faced. But our returning heroes are talented, they are capable and they have made incredible sacrifices. They have left behind their homes, their families and their jobs to serve our nation. The least we can do is make sure they have access to a good paying job when they return. Americans strongly believe honoring our veterans’ sacrifices requires us to put our partisan differences aside and focus on problem-solving progress for our nation’s veterans in a bipartisan way. Now is the time for us to keep our promises. Simply put, our service members have been there for us and now it is our turn to be there for them. This Veterans Day, as we reflect on the sacrifices these brave men and women have made, let’s commit ourselves to sacrificing for them.