Public Advocate's Statement On Veterans Day

November 11th, 2021

Press Release

"Today our city and nation observe Veterans Day and honor the people who have answered their country's call to service. I stand in appreciation of all veterans who have chosen to serve our nation in uniform, including within my own family and staff. We must be sure to convey our respect and gratitude not only in parades and ceremonies, but in our personal interactions and, perhaps most importantly, in our policies.

"Too many veterans, having given so much, are disrespected or abandoned when they return home– met by a government failing to fulfill their end of the contract. From healthcare to housing, we can and must do more to support and stand by veterans. This is not about support of war or violence, but of the people who have risked their safety in the spirit of service.

"Veterans Day takes its origin from Armistice Day, born out of a celebration of peace. We must continue the work toward achieving that peace, at home and abroad."

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