Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
"Today I join all Vermonters in honoring the veterans who have served our country. From the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the fighting across the globe today, Vermont soldiers have made us proud. I also take this occasion to thank their families for the sacrifices they make for freedom, as well. I hope all Vermonters take a moment today -- and every day -- to thank a veteran and their family."