November 11, 2020

Hirono Statement in Honor of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day:

“Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate the bravery and commitment of those who have served and those who still serve our country. As a nation, we are humbled and honored by their sacrifices in defense of our freedoms.

“Veterans Day is also a reminder to honor our veterans, service members, and their families with action. As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I hear from Hawaii veterans of all generations. There is much to do to support our veterans and deliver on the promises our grateful nation has made to them and their families. I am fighting for their benefits and to improve services for veterans transitioning to civilian life. I am working to reunite Filipino World War II veterans with their families in the United States. We must also finish the Maui Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), and the Advanced Leeward Outpatient Health Care Access (ALOHA) Project to support veterans in Leeward Oahu and the neighbor islands, and see that VA home loan recipients can rebuild after natural disasters.”