Banks Statement on Veterans Day
Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), an Afghanistan War veteran, today issued the following statement regarding the observance of Veterans Day:
“Today we honor our veterans and the sacrifices they have made to defend our great nation. Throughout history, Americans have consistently answered the call to serve and protected the ideals of freedom and liberty throughout the world. I could not be more proud of my fellow service members who have given so much in service of our great nation.
“One hundred years ago on this date, World War I concluded, ending one of the most gruesome conflicts in human history. Today we are engaged in the United States’ longest running war in Afghanistan, and every day I think about the men and women who continue to serve in that troubled country. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to both those wearing the uniform today and the generations who did so before them.
“On this day, we say thank you to all of our veterans. We owe you our deepest gratitude, and we thank you for your service to our nation.”