Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day:
“On Veterans Day, we remember those who put country above themselves. We remember the service of millions of Americans who put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and our way of life. Without their service, our nation would not be safe from those who wish to do us harm – and today we express our deep gratitude for that service.
“On this Veterans Day, let us remember that our veterans need and deserve our committed support. We must always remember that even after they step out of their uniforms and put down their weapons, many of our veterans are still in harms way. Many continue to face enormous challenges such as homelessness, unemployment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other lasting effects from their service. On Veterans Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to providing the resources and support necessary to address the issues affecting our veterans’ community.
“I will continue to be an advocate for the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces as well as their families.”