Brad Schneider Makes Statement on Veteran’s Day


Deerfield, IL – Today, Democrat Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the following statement in commemoration of Veteran’s Day.

“Today we honor our Veterans, who have sacrificed in untold ways to keep our nation free and strong.   We thank you and your families for your service and welcome you home with open arms.

In the Tenth District there are more than 29,000 veterans.  One of my greatest pleasures during my term in office was getting to know many of these amazing men and women, hearing their stories and seeing the incredible contributions they continue to make to their communities upon returning home.   The creativity, teamwork, and commitment to public service I see these men and women display should inspire us all.  

Having heard their stories, I am mindful on days like today that supporting our troops goes far beyond giving speeches and walking in parades.   We need to constantly honor their service by ensuring every veteran gets access to the quality healthcare services they need including both mental and physical health services.  We need to make sure that upon returning home, our veterans have access to the education and job training programs that will allow them to utilize their high level training and transfer it to a civilian setting.

I hope we can all take time today to thank the veterans in our communities and reflect on the ways in which we can serve them as they have served us.”