Senator Chuck Grassley today released the following statement to honor U.S. veterans. Audio of this statement can be found on Grassley's website, http://grassley.senate.gov by scrolling over "News Center" and clicking on "News Conference Calls." The file is called "Grassley Veterans Day Message."
Grassley also met yesterday with Iowa World War II veterans who visited Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program. Grassley met the veterans at the World War II Memorial. Video of the veterans' visit and a message from Grassley can be seen on his website or on his YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/SenChuckGrassley.
Here is Grassley's statement.
"America's veterans put their lives on the line to defend freedom, protect national security and secure the safety of loved ones at home.
"It's important on Veterans Day to recognize the significant contributions made each and every day by our men and women in uniform. They put their own lives on hold in noble service to their country. We owe those who serve in uniform a debt of gratitude. Because of their sacrifices, future generations of Americans will continue to live under the blessings of freedom."