McMorris Rodgers Speaks at Veterans Day Celebration in Spokane

Nov 10, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, spoke at the Veterans Day Celebration at Spokane Area today.  An extract of her prepared remarks is below. 


“Today, we pay tribute to those brave men and women who have served our nation in uniform.We also honor the enduring service of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.  Whether during peacetime or war, at home or abroad, their service has been characterized by selflessness and a sense of greater purpose.


“Right now, our troops are answering the call in locations around the world.  Soldiers and Marines are stationed in Iraq. Air Force pilots fly the skies over Afghanistan. The Navy and Coast Guard stand watch over troubled seas.  Reservists and National Guardsmen continue to serve – often at the expense of their civilian jobs – on extended active duty for a year or more.


“As these men and women have sacrificed, so too have their families. For each displaced service member, there is often a husband or wife left behind. These quiet patriots have kissed their spouse goodbye and sent them off to duty – often in harm’s way – without the assurance their loved one will ever return.  Whatever accolades we bestow upon our veterans, we must also remember the sacrifice of their families.


“Every November 11, America celebrates Veterans Day and honors its heroes. But we should recognize and appreciate our military men and women – both past and present – every single day. Let us continue to remember those heroes who have fought – and continue to fight – to protect the freedoms we all enjoy.”

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