In observance of Veterans Day
By Rep. Dan Ortiz
November 11, 2017
As we celebrate the long weekend, let us remember what we are observing: Veteran’s Day. It is a time for Americans to remember the sacrifices made by those who have served our great country in the United States Armed Forces.
From the first days of the American Dream, when minutemen surprised British Redcoats at Lexington and Concord, to the countless battlefields of the Civil War, to the beaches of Normandy in World War II, up to today, where brave men and women serve our country around the world, the American soldier has been the biggest defender of our freedoms outlined in the U.S. Constitution. They have been instrumental in the success of our Great American Experiment.
About 1 in 10 Alaskans are veterans. According to the latest VA and Census date, Alaska has the highest per capita population of Native American, women, and young (aged 20-34) veterans of any state. These Americans have fought for freedoms that all of us enjoy. Thank these veterans, who live all around you, and take time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We are grateful for each generation of U.S. Veterans. To make a donation to the Alaska Veteran’s Healthcare System, please call the Alaska VA Voluntary Service at 907-257-4839.
Rep. Dan Ortiz
About: Ortiz is an independent member of the Alaska House of Representatives, who has since 2015 represented the 36th District. He is the only independent in the Alaska State House.
Received November 09, 2017 - Published November 11, 2017
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