Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day 2011:
"Veterans Day is a day to recognize and honor the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. I urge all Americans to take a moment to thank to our nation's veterans, current members of the Armed Forces, and their families, for their service. Our veterans are the reason this country is free."
Rep. Farenthold will be participating in a number of events in South Texas this Veterans Day, including a Veterans Day Ceremony with the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi at Sherrill Park and a ceremony aboard the USS Lexington. Serving the veterans in the 27th District of Texas is a top priority to Rep. Farenthold and he along with his staff of red tape cutters, will continue to work hard to ensure that service members and their families receive the support and benefits they deserve.