Wilson Statement in Honor of New Mexico`s Veterans
Albuquerque, NM - Congresswoman Heather Wilson today released the following statement to honor New Mexico's veterans:
"On Veterans Day, we salute those who've stood ready to defend our nation and freedom in times of war and peace. Here in New Mexico, more than one in 10 of our state's residents are veterans. Today, we honor them.
"Veterans Day was first proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. That's a stirring reminder that millions around the world live in freedom today because of the valor, service and sacrifice of generations of American fighting men and women. We're proud of our veterans, and grateful for their service."