Most of us will never understand the unique challenges faced by our nation’s veterans and their families. Their dedicated service to the protection of American freedom and prosperity extends far beyond the fields of battle and lasts long after their service commitments are completed. Our veterans answered the call of duty, made great personal sacrifices, and have served this country honorably and without hesitation. 

The brave men and women who have served in the United States armed forces deserve our respect and appreciation, not only on Veteran’s Day, but every day. That’s why here in Congress, we are working diligently on legislation that will provide our veterans with better, more responsive healthcare, increased employment opportunities, and better access to education and earned benefits. 

I want to thank the veterans of Wisconsin’s fifth district –and all veterans throughout the country– for their service, sacrifice, and dedication. God bless you all.