Washington, D.C. – Senator Ron Johnson (WI) today released the following message commemorating Veterans Day:
“I am honored today to say thank you to the finest among us: the men and women who have volunteered to serve this great nation as members of our Armed Services. America has always relied on its best and brightest to defend our liberty. Each answered the call of duty when they took the oath to, ‘Support and defend the Constitution of the United States.’
“Since the birth of our nation, over 1 million men and women have sacrificed their lives so that we could remain free. Each was a loved one cherished by family and friends. Each was a loss to their community. Our debt to these heroes can never be re-paid but our gratitude and respect must last forever.
“This Veterans Day finds us, once again, a nation at war. Let us all pause to remember and express our gratitude to the individuals and their families who are currently answering the call to serve. Our veterans have accomplished their mission with honor and great distinction. Because of their sacrifice, we remain today, as we have been for 235 years: a free nation and a beacon of hope to all people.”