A Veterans Day Message from Congressman Smith
Boerne, Texas— Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day.
Congressman Lamar Smith: “In observation of Veterans Day, we honor all the veterans, past and present, who have served our country and defended our nation’s freedoms. America is a stronger country today because of the sacrifices our veterans have made. The debt that we owe our brave servicemen and women can never fully be repaid.
“Our commitment to our men and women in uniform should be more than a symbolic gesture. I have supported and the House of Representatives has passed numerous bills in the 114th Congress to uphold our promises to our veterans. These bills that increase accountability at the VA, provide jobs for servicemen and servicewomen, and ensure that all veterans receive the benefits and care they deserve.
“Our commitment to our veterans is not something to remember only one day a year, but a commitment which lasts a lifetime. The 21st Congressional District is home to over 60,000 veterans, current members of the military and their families. If my office can ever be of assistance with questions or concerns regarding veterans' benefits, please contact my San Antonio, Austin or Kerrville District Offices. We stand ready to assist you.”
Smith is attending a Veterans Day program Boerne, a ceremony recognizing eight living and four deceased local World War II veterans by the French Order of the Legion of Honor in Fredericksburg, and the Kerr County Veterans Day Parade. The program in Boerne will include the dedication of a new highway sign renaming a stretch of I-10 in honor of Vietnam War veteran PFC Milton A. Lee, who posthumously earned the Medal of Honor for actions in combat that cost him his life in 1968 while saving lives of others. Smith led legislation and worked with local VFW Post 688 in Boerne in a yearlong effort that resulted in Smith’s bill being signed into law in August 2015.
Rep. Smith also recently partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters as part of a public service campaign showing support for our troops. The video can be viewed below.
Supporting our Troops