Arkansas legislators remark on Veterans Day

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Lawmakers representing Arkansas are thanking veterans on Veterans Day.

    Rep. Steve Womack

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement regarding Veterans Day:

    "Every veteran is a hero, and while we celebrate and honor them today, these heroes serve 365 days a year. A day should never go by in which we take for granted the selfless sacrifices they have made to protect us and our freedoms. Our nation is forever indebted to them, and to our past, current, and future servicemembers, I say thank you."

    U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton

    Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day:

    "As the proud son and grandson of veterans, and as a veteran myself, this day is particularly meaningful for me and my family-just as it is for so many of yours. Today, let us each take a moment to remember and honor our brave veterans and to thank them for their service. As we pause, let us be reminded of their courage, sacrifice, and commitment to our great country. And may we always remember the important cause for which they serve."

    U.S. Sen. John Boozman

    U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) honors the selfless service and sacrifice of our nation's veterans on Veterans Day.

    "On Veterans Day, we honor and respect our veterans and their families for those the sacrifices that have secured our cherished freedoms," Boozman said in a video message. "We take time to reflect on the sacrifices of ordinary men and women from all corners of our nation who have and continue to serve our country."

    As a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Boozman is uniquely situated to help usher through legislation and implement policies that help our nation's veterans. Improving health care and access, expanding educational opportunities, and providing opportunities for long-term meaningful employment for our nation's veterans are priorities for the senator as Congress continues its promise to the men and women who wear our nation's uniform.

    "It's important that we continue to improve the benefits our veterans receive. One way to do that is to provide advanced funding for key veterans' programs, to ensure that all the services which our veterans have earned, and depend on, will continue should there be future funding lapses," Boozman said.

    Boozman honored veterans during several events celebrating this special day. Today he will speak at Paris Middle School's third annual Veterans Day Celebration.

    U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin

    Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

    "On Veterans Day, Americans make a point of expressing our gratitude to the men and women who volunteer to serve our country in extraordinary ways. While the sacrifices made by servicemembers and their families are sometimes well known, many times they are not. As a member of the Armed Forces, I join with all Americans in honoring and thanking every soldier for their bravery, service and commitment to ensuring America remains the land of the free."

    Rep. Griffin is currently serving his 17th year as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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