Congresswoman Johnson Issues a Statement in Honor of Veterans Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. – (Monday, November 10, 2014) — Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day, which falls on Tuesday, November 11th:
“November 11th marks an important day for Americans. It is a day to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Veterans Day serves as a conscious reminder for the thousands of men and women who have dedicated their lives in service to the United States. Throughout history these individuals have fought selflessly for their country and for this service our nation is eternally grateful.
As a former Chief Psychiatric Nurse for the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a proud supporter of veterans, I believe it is our duty as a nation to ensure that appreciation for our veterans extends beyond November 11th. Access to healthcare, housing and education are of the utmost importance for veterans and their families. As a member of Congress and more importantly as the daughter of a veteran, these are matters I will always support during my time in Congress.
I am honored to celebrate these heroic people. God bless them and the service they have provided for our country.”
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.