Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day

Each year, on Nov. 11, we take time to honor all veterans of America’s armed forces. This traditional remembrance has always served as an important time for all of us to pause and contemplate service, sacrifice, and courage. Many have returned from doing their duty wounded, injured, or maimed. Many never returned at all, having paid the ultimate sacrifice.

This year, we have increased reason for hope, because this year, the American People overwhelmingly elected President Joe Biden, a military dad himself. Joe Biden will be a President who has hugged his son as he deployed to Iraq.

Joe Biden stands in stark contrast to the current President, who has shamefully called veterans “suckers” and “losers.” All Americans were rightly appalled by those comments.

With President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, we know that our veterans have allies and advocates in the White House. 

The Nebraska Democratic Party and its Veterans and Military Families Caucus are taking this opportunity to remind everyone that we honor all who serve. We honor them regardless of who they are, where they came from, the color of their skin, or who they love. All veterans, from the oldest World War II veteran to the youngest veterans deployed overseas, know that they served in common purpose, and we must always honor them for that. 

Our party stands for honoring veterans through supporting ever-improving access to healthcare and mental healthcare and through our continual support of providing the opportunity to serve to all.

This year, as you honor those who serve, we ask you to also be grateful as we realize we are moving onward and upward with a new administration that will truly honor those who have served. 

— James Harrold, Chair of the NDP’s Veterans and Military Families Caucus

About Veterans Caucus Chair Harrold: He served in the United States Air Force from 1982 through 2008 and retired as a colonel. Harrold served in various assignments in 11 states and three foreign nations, and was a commander at the squadron and group levels and deployed to Iraq.

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