Today I visited the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center to honor veterans for September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. I met with post 9/11, Vietnam and World War II veterans and signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 11 as a day of service and remembrance.
As you all know, North Carolina is the most military-friendly state in America. We are home to more than 792,000 veterans and more than 147,000 active duty, guard and reserve members. Approximately 35 percent of North Carolina's population is military, veteran, spouse, parent or dependent.
You can join me in paying tribute to our veterans and military families by sending a personalized e-thank you on my website at www.911DayofService.nc.gov from Sept. 10 to Sept. 17. These messages will be distributed to the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center and the Family Readiness Group of the North Carolina National Guard.
We honor the sacrifice and service of our veterans and service men and women every day. We must especially honor that service as we remember 9/11.