Honoring America's Veterans

Honoring America's Veterans


Washington, DC
– Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement in honor of veterans of the United States armed forces:

“Since World War I, when a temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we've dedicated this day to honor the patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for our common good of those who have bravely defended and continue to defend this nation.

 

“I have the deepest appreciation for both the service members who fight to preserve our American ideals of freedom, justice, and democracy and for the families that stand by them.  Families are the true backbone of our military and their sacrifices preserve our freedoms.

 

“It is our responsibility to provide our military members with the training and resources necessary to carry out their missions in far-away lands, and give them the support and services to stay healthy and whole when they return home.  Our veterans stand up for America when on deployment.  America must stand up for our veterans when they return home.

 

“The many men and women currently serving in uniform and the veterans who met their nation’s call are in my thoughts and prayers today and every day.”

In honor of Veterans Day, Senator Merkley will attend the yearly wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

Resources for Veterans

If you or a family member is looking for information about educational opportunities, access to health care services or job assistance, visit Senator Merkley’s veterans page.  There you will find helpful information and links to the resources you need.