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Washington D.C. – Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement expressing gratitude for the men and women who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces:

“Every November 11, the people of our great nation rightfully take a break from their daily routines to thank those who have served in our Armed Forces and to reflect upon the sacrifice, necessity, and magnitude of that service. In times of great crisis and need, America has called upon willing citizens to shoulder the burdens of conflict and war and the strains of preserving often unstable peace. It is never easy. The people we honor today faced dangers most citizens cannot comprehend. They have been separated from mothers and fathers, spouses, and friends and sent to every corner of the earth. And they have demonstrated a heroism both unique and timeless.

“We thank our veterans today, but in reality we thank them each and every day we experience the great blessings of liberty and human dignity that have been so steadfastly preserved in the United States. May our veterans always enjoy the peace and freedom they fought to protect and preserve, and may our country never cease to honor them.”

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