The men and women who serve our country and potentially put themselves in harm's way to defend it deserve our thanks.
In my current job as Commissioner, I represent a large number of veterans, old and young. They come from all backgrounds and have experienced so much.
However, too many veterans are left in limbo - stuck in bureaucracies that don't sufficiently help them get jobs, get treatment, or get the simple benefits they were promised.
This shouldn't just a be mission statement for those in Congress. It's our obligation to make sure we're living up to our promises to our veterans. It's a promise I will keep.
To those serving and to those who have served - thank you. Not just today, but every day.