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Rahall Stresses Nation's Responsibility to Honor Vets with benefits, Support
“Our Veterans made a pledge when they left the warmth and safety of their homes and their families to travel to distant countries to protect our freedoms and our safety here at home. They promised to defend our country and our constitution at all costs. They put their own lives in harm’s way to make certain America was secure,” said Rahall, a senior Member of the House Military Veterans Caucus. “Our nation must never forget our Veterans. They were there when we needed them the most. It is because of these honored faces of the brave that we are free to enjoy our daily lives here in the land of the free, and I will strive always to ensure that we repay that solemn debt.”
Rahall has been active and vocal in supporting the 51,000 veterans in southern West Virginia, working to strengthen and improve the health care system for Veterans and opposing budget cuts that would harm our military retirees and Veterans.
With large numbers of veterans returning home after service in conflicts involving Iraq and Afghanistan, Rahall also has championed legislation to provide educational assistance and employment opportunities for returning veterans who are striving to successfully reenter civilian life.
“Every Veterans Day, we give thanks to the men and women who have donned the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces – honoring their patriotism, recognizing their achievements, remembering their sacrifices. Americans annually pause on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, for a moment of silence, when we show our support to our Nation’s Veterans and offer a prayer for those who now protect us from evil around the world and safeguard our shores here at home. It is appropriate and fitting that we do these things, honoring those living and dead who sacrificed so much for our country. Our Veterans have earned the thanks of a grateful nation, and I will strive always to ensure that we repay that solemn debt,” said Rahall.