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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney Delivers Veterans Day Message

Nov 10, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Ahead of tomorrow’s observance of Veterans Day, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) delivered a video message to honor the brave men and women in uniform who have courageously served their country. The Congressman also reiterated his commitment to ensuring that our veterans are able to access the quality health care and services they deserve, through his work as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“Our country has a rich history of men and women answering the call of duty… There is no greater sacrifice than putting oneself in harm’s way in service to your country. That sacrifice, patriotism, and service are what we recognize on this very special day. I am proud to honor their dedicated and admirable service, today and each day throughout the year. A big part of honoring this service is making sure that we provide for our veterans here at home,” said Rep. McNerney in the video message. 

Veterans Day Message 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to video message: https://youtu.be/PM6rdpStg0k.

Full transcript of the Veterans Day video message:

Hello! My name is Jerry McNerney, your congressman for East Contra Costa, North and Central San Joaquin, and South Sacramento Counties.

Veterans Day is a time to celebrate the American heroes serving in our armed forces. 

It’s a time to reflect on the courage and bravery that our men and women in uniform have shown while serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.

Our country has a rich history of men and women answering the call of duty.

From the Continental Army that staged a revolution to free us from a tyrannical monarch…

To the Allied troops who stormed the beaches at Normandy to advance freedom and democracy…

Even today… we still have many troops who are currently serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq to ensure that our nation remains safe and secure… and we are steadily bringing them home.

There is no greater sacrifice than putting oneself in harm’s way in service to your country.

That sacrifice, patriotism, and service are what we recognize on this very special day.

I am proud to honor their dedicated and admirable service, today and each day throughout the year.

A big part of honoring this service is making sure that we provide for our veterans here at home.

As a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I’ve been an active voice for ensuring that our service men and women get the best quality health care and services that they so rightly have earned.

This includes establishing new facilities to make sure our veterans don’t have to go far out of their way to access critical care.

Join me in recognizing these noble men and women who risk their lives to defend our nation and our values both at home and abroad.

Thank you to all of our veterans for your invaluable service to our nation.

Have a happy and safe Veterans Day! And may God bless America!

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.