November 02, 2018

At Annual Woodbury School Veterans Day Ceremony, Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Veterans and their Families

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Senator Hassan attends Woodbury School Veterans Day Ceremony.

SALEM – During this morning’s annual Woodbury School Veterans Day Ceremony, Senator Maggie Hassan commended veterans and their families for their courageous sacrifice in defense of the country’s freedoms, and emphasized to students the importance of supporting and honoring veterans and continuing their tradition of service in order to keep America safe and strong. The Senator also called on students to protect and strengthen American values as a way to honor veterans in New Hampshire and across the country.

“I commend the students joining us here today as it is critical to learn about – and appreciate – the sacrifices made by our selfless veterans and their families, and we look to the next generation to continue the tradition of service that has made our country safe and strong,” Senator Hassan said. “As a way to honor our veterans, we also need to protect and strengthen the American values that our veterans fought so valiantly to protect. We owe all of our veterans a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay, but we must continue doing our best to try, and as part of those efforts I’ll continue working to ensure that our veterans are receiving the resources and support that they need to thrive in civilian life.” 

Senator Hassan has worked across party lines to support New Hampshire’s veterans. Earlier this year, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan VA MISSION Act, which Senator Hassan supported to strengthen the VA system, while also recognizing the importance of community-based care for veterans in places like New Hampshire that do not have a full-service VA hospital. Additionally, Senator Hassan cosponsored a bipartisan bill that was signed into law that will enable veterans who are living in their own homes to receive certain services through state veterans homes. She also introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Marco Rubio to prioritize education and employment programs for veterans at the VA. 

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