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Congressman Gohmert's Statement on Veterans Day 2017

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Washington, November 10, 2017 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his appreciation and respect for veterans across the country:

“Today we honor those who fought for our rights and our freedom as American citizens. Veterans Day is a special day because without those we honor, there is no freedom, no opportunity, no peace.”

“We appreciate and we honor all who serve and have served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and the Navy. These men and women, who answer the courageous call of duty, face dangerous and deadly situations head on."

"At times their duties are monotonous; sometimes their duties are exhilarating; sometimes their duties are so dangerous, they lay down their lives for our freedom. Their actions deserve to be celebrated not just today, but every day."

“Whether you are currently serving or have served in any branch of the United States Military, we recognize you and thank you today for your bravery and your valiant service to our great nation.”

“We certainly remember and honor those who have given their last full measure of devotion to defend our homes and our way of life. The ultimate sacrifice was made by these brave patriots. We must never fail to honor them and to care for their wounds and for their families for the courage they’ve displayed under fire.” 

“We live in a great nation, and it is my prayer God continues to bless our nation and its liberties. That is a difficult thing to ask when we have turned so far away from the days when Benjamin Franklin declared that, ‘I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?  We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that 'except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel…'"

"One thing is certain:  God has truly blessed this nation with patriots in uniform that dedicate and give all of themselves daily to protect this land we call home"

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