Each Veterans Day, we join together to honor the men and women who have served our country. We owe these brave Americans our respect and our freedom and extend our gratitude to them and their families for the sacrifices they have made.

After their military service, our veterans continue to give back as valuable members of our community. As the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have the honor of representing the thousands of veterans who call the Puget Sound region home. I have consistently worked to ensure that our veterans receive the high-quality care and support they deserve for their years of faithful service. We must continue to improve health care for current and former servicemen and women, and improve transitional support and job training programs for departing members of the military. On Veterans Day, we recommit to fulfilling our promise to our service members, their families and our veterans.