Schakowsky statement on Veterans Day 2018

November 11, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Schakowsky released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

“Today we recognize veterans who served and those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms. Veterans and their families have made great sacrifices to serve their country and all of us. We acknowledge and appreciate them today and every day of the year.

“In order to thank and care for our veterans, we must ensure that we provide the funding necessary to meet their needs and ensure that they can fully participate in their communities through job opportunities. That means providing adequate and sufficient funding for the Veterans Administration, as well as other programs that veterans rely on, like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. It also means caring for the specific needs of women veterans and boldly taking on the tragic crises of veteran suicide, opioid abuse, and homelessness. Even one veteran’s life lost to suicide or overdose is one too many. No veteran should ever be left out in the cold.

“As a member of Congress, I will continue to fight to make sure all of our veterans are treated with dignity, are properly cared for upon returning home and can easily access the services they have earned. Today, I hope all Americans can take some time to thank our veterans and armed servicemembers. If you are a veteran yourself or have contact with a veteran who you believe may need assistance, I hope that you will reach out to me.  My office and I are eager to do whatever we can to help.”