Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has issued the following Veterans Day statement:
"On this day America pays tribute to our men and women in uniform who have sacrificed so much to keep this country free. Since its origins as Armistice Day marking the end of World War I, November 11th has been a day for Americans to honor their countrymen and women who have served at home and abroad.
As the daughter of a U.S. Army Reservist, I learned at an early age of the importance of this day. Now, as a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I interact with our men and women in uniform and I couldn't be prouder if the valiant work they are doing for all of us.
It is because of the selfless actions of our patriots in uniform that our country has remained free throughout the years. Today, Americans from all walks of life join to say "thank you' to all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and to their families who have shared many of the sacrifices. May God bless our veterans and may He continue to bless the United States of America."
Congresswoman Hartzler proudly serves on the House Armed Services Committee.