Veterans Day Message From Senator Patrick Leahy

It is fitting that on the eve of Veterans Day, the Senate passed an annual VA funding bill that takes further steps toward fulfilling our commitment to those who have served and sacrificed for this nation, for each of us.  There is much that is good in this bill.  These budget gains are not enough, but they are an improvement, and they will make a difference. 

Budgets are a reflection of our priorities.  Honoring our commitments to America’s veterans must always be a top priority – every year, and always. 

On Veterans Day, and on every other day, let us always pause to remember.  Let us strive to honor and thank these brave men and women and their families for their sacrifices.  And let us fulfill our own sacred obligation to care for them when they have returned home to us.

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[Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus and the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.]

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