VIDEO: Young Recognizes Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families
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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young participated in a floor event focused on thanking veterans, active duty service members, and military families coinciding with Military Family Appreciation Month and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
“I'm thankful for our active duty service members. I'm thankful for Indiana's more than 400,000 veterans. I'm thankful for their selfless families,” said Senator Young. “I hope that all Americans will join me today, this month, this Thanksgiving and every day thereafter and reflect on these men and women, these fellow Americans, who sacrificed so much on behalf of all of us. Our country simply would not be the same without them. It arguably wouldn't exist without families like this prepared to sacrifice so much.”
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In the Marine Corps, we have a motto, Semper Fidelis, it means always faithful, always faithful to our nation, and to the brave patriots who have honorably served it.
Now, just last week, we recognized a day that is very special to me and I think to all Americans — Veterans Day.
On this important occasion, we say thank you to our veterans, to those who've worn the uniform for their courage and for their commitment to protecting our freedoms and preserving our very way of life.
Their service, of course, should be an example, to all of us. I try and instill this in my children. It's something I discuss at school groups, oftentimes encouraging people to think about maybe spending some time in the military service or finding other ways to serve their fellow Americans.
Our veterans, they help keep us safe during times of great uncertainty and unease, something all of us I think appreciate a little bit more during this trying year.
The month of November also marks Military Family Appreciation Month.
Our military families don't always get the credit they deserve, but they bear a very special and unique burden on behalf of our country that, frankly, most of us cannot fully understand.
They sacrifice their peace of mind, their well-being on behalf of their neighbors, their communities and their fellow Americans. People they've never met. What could be more beautiful than that? Because they believe in this nation. They believe in this country and the values that undergird it.
Even though we can't begin to repay them for the sacrifices they make on our behalf, we can honor them and we can express our gratitude.
So this Thanksgiving season, this time for counting our blessings and celebrating how many of them we enjoy even amidst this global pandemic. May we remember all that we are thankful for, every bit of it. And who were thankful for as well.
Yes, our family members and our neighbors and our close friends, but I personally, I'm thankful for our active duty service members. I'm thankful for Indiana's more than 400,000 veterans. I'm thankful for their selfless families. I hope that all Americans will join me today, this month, this Thanksgiving and every day thereafter and reflect on these men and women, these fellow Americans who sacrificed so much on behalf of all of us.
Our country simply would not be the same without them. It arguably wouldn't exist without families like this prepared to sacrifice so much.
So God bless our active duty service members. God bless our veterans and God bless our military families.
And may God continue to bless this great country, the United States of America.
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