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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke’s Statement Honoring Veterans Day

In honor of all of our veterans and troops who have defended our nation, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-11) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

“Today, our nation pauses to reflect on the life and legacy of the brave men and women who serve and protect our country on the front-lines. I am humbled at the opportunity to commemorate this day, honoring those who defend our nation,” stated Rep. Clarke. “Their contributions will forever be honored and revered.”

“On this Veterans Day, the prayers and condolences of the entire country rest with the victims of the horrible attack at Fort Hood and with their families. This was an unspeakable tragedy for the families, soldiers, civilians, and support staff on the base,” added Rep. Clarke. “The heroes of that day – the civilians, military police, and service members who cared for their fallen brothers and sisters and stopped the shooter – represent the best our nation has to offer. Today, we honor them alongside all of the brave veterans of our nation’s history.”

“The work in Congress is founded on a solemn promise: just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, we will leave no veteran behind when they come home. On Veterans Day, let us honor their deeds, recount their stories, take inspiration from their actions, and hold up their success and service as a true tribute to our nation’s strength,” concluded Rep. Clarke.