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Rep. Napolitano Honors Local Vets

November 11, 2010
Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano spoke at Veterans Day ceremonies in La Puente, Pico Rivera, and Montebello, thanking veterans for their service and reaffirming our obligations to our fighting men and women.

“On this day, we take time to express our deep gratitude to our veterans and remember all that they have done for our country,” Napolitano said. “Our veterans have served us with dedication and honor, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. We must never forget their remarkable service or the great debt we owe them. All of us, from lawmakers to friends and neighbors, should give veterans and their families the respect and support they deserve, and ensure they receive the benefits they have earned by virtue of their service.”

The ceremonies took place at La Puente City Hall, the Mines Avenue Veterans Monument in Pico Rivera, and Montebello City Park.

Napolitano also encouraged understanding for veterans returning home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“The mental wounds of war are as serious as the physical ones,” Napolitano said. “What we need to do is provide care and support once our wounded warriors return home. We must continue to fund federal programs helping veterans with PTSD, and make the effort in our own lives as well.”