WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to thank U.S. service members and their families for their sacrifices as the holiday season approaches.
WEST VIRGINIA’S PROUD MILITARY HISTORY: “My home state of West Virginia has a long and proud history of answering the call of duty. I think we have the highest percentage per capita of military veterans. I’m the proud daughter of a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient. I grew up hearing stories about heroism displayed on and off the battlefield, and I have always been in awe of those who have served this country.”
GENERATIONS OF SERVICE: “Whether it be the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, the ongoing fight against terrorism in the Middle East, and all conflicts that America has fought, our country’s service members have made the ultimate sacrifices to keep our liberties intact.”
SUPPORTING MILITARY FAMILIES: “Our military families do face unique challenges – and I think here in this body we keep that in consideration when we’re looking at appropriations and ways to help our families. We are forever indebted to their sacrifices that they make as their loved ones are fighting for our freedoms. They are often the ones behind the scenes – faced with difficult decisions every single day. It’s not easy. I’ve had the chance to meet many military families and hear about their experiences first hand.”
SEASON OF THANKSGIVING: “While this year has thrown a lot in our way – and it may seem difficult to see some of the positives – we must always remember that we have much to be thankful for.”
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