U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding Veterans Day, November 11:
“Today we celebrate Veterans Day and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice on behalf of the common good. From the freedom fighters of the Revolutionary War to today’s veterans who fought bravely in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world, America has never lacked for brave men and women who were willing to stand for freedom. Today we give thanks for their service.
“Kentucky has a proud and venerable military history as home to both Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, with thousands of soldiers and their families. The Commonwealth also looks with great pride upon the scores of brave National Guard members and Reservists who have given much to defend our nation. And Kentucky is home to more than 330,000 veterans who have served bravely in uniform. They were willing to sacrifice their all for their country, and I’m proud to represent them in the United States Senate.
“So this Veterans Day, we recognize the service of every veteran who has served with honor and courage. We extend thanks to every man and woman in uniform. And we especially pay tribute to those who gave their lives for their country.”