Observances mark Veteran’s Day around the area

connolly-vetsdayAt the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, Congressman Gerry Connolly joined veterans today on the Herndon Town Green to honor the service of those who defended our nation in war, as he addressed veterans at a ceremony sponsored by the American Legion, Wayne M. Kidwell, Post 184 in Herndon.
“We must remember the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces and we must honor our nation’s sacred trust with our veterans, service members, and military families,” Connolly said.

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe was scheduled to appear at the City of Norfolk’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony. He released the following statement thanking veterans in Virginia and all over the world for their service and sacrifice:

“Today we honor the brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect our Commonwealth and our country. It is through their determination, sacrifice, and selflessness that each generation of Americans has had greater opportunities than the ones who came before.

“As one of the largest homes to veterans, active duty service members, and their families anywhere in the world, Virginia must continue to support those who have served at home and abroad. As governor, I will commit every day to ensuring that our veterans and military families have access to good jobs, education and workforce training that enables them to expand on the skills they have developed, as well as the quality healthcare and resources they deserve.

“Virginia’s economy is built on the skills, talent and sacrifices of veterans and active duty servicemen and women.  I am honored to help ensure that this Commonwealth is second to none when it comes to the opportunities we offer veterans, active duty service members and their families.”

Governor-elect McAuliffe will appear today at the City of Norfolk’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 2pm in the Nauticus Museum Theater (One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23510).

 

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