Scott Statement on Veterans Day

November 11, 2015
Press Release

RICHMOND, VA – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:

“Veterans Day is a time to honor our men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, to demonstrate our appreciation for the sacrifices our veterans have made, and to promote peace so that their sacrifices will not have been in vain.

“And while we spend this day saluting their service, we must recommit ourselves to ensure that when our veterans return home, they are cared for and are able to successfully transition back into civilian life.  We can do this by making sure that the Department of Veterans Affairs is held accountable and has the necessary resources to recruit and hire the best doctors, specialists and nurses to meet increased demand.  We must also redouble efforts to assist veterans in accessing employment opportunities through workforce training, expanding work opportunity tax credits for employers who hire veterans, and encouraging veterans to fully utilize their educational benefits to build upon the skills they learned in the military. 

“So today, we focus our thoughts and prayers on the men and women who continue to stand ready to put their lives on the line for our great nation.  We owe them and their families a tremendous debt of gratitude for their sacrifices."

Congressman Scott served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.  He was the House sponsor of Senator Jim Webb’s Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008.

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