Hoeven Thanks Veterans and their Families and Honors Their Service
Senator to offer Remarks at Veterans Day Programs in Bismarck and Fargo
BISMARCK, N.D. – In commemoration of Veterans Day, Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement to honor veterans throughout North Dakota and the nation. The senator will also speak at Veterans Day events in Bismarck on Friday and Fargo on Saturday.
“Our freedoms have been secured by the sweat and sacrifice of courageous men and women who, throughout our history, have bravely done what was needed to protect our nation and way of life. We appreciate too the sacrifice of loved ones who have supported our veterans in their service. We must ensure that our veterans have the resources and support they need and have earned. While we cannot say ‘thank you’ enough, in this way, we can honor their courage and service. It is important that we show our gratitude to our veterans every day, but especially on Veterans Day, a day set aside in their honor. We have the greatest veterans in the world who have committed themselves to protect our nation, and in so doing, have transformed our nation into the greatest the world has ever known.”
Senator Hoeven has been working to advance efforts and initiatives to help veterans in North Dakota and throughout the country. Some of the senator’s efforts include:
- Veterans Choice Program and Veterans Care Coordination Initiative – In August, Congress extended funding for the Veterans Choice Program and continues to work with the VA to design the next phase of the program. Building on the Choice Program, Senator Hoeven worked to implement the Veterans Care Coordination initiative at the Fargo VA Health Center so veterans in North Dakota and western Minnesota can coordinate all their health care services directly with the Fargo VA. The program has helped to significantly reduce wait times and has been expanded to a VA facility in Helena, Mont.
- Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act – Senator Hoeven re-introduced legislation earlier this year to enable veterans to receive nursing home care near loved ones and in their home communities.
- Veterans Affair Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations – In July, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved record-level funding to care for the nation’s veterans. The funding will provide health care, benefits and memorial services and will go toward efforts to help prevent veteran suicide, increase access to health care in rural areas, improve health care for women veterans and complete VA construction projects.
On Friday, Senator Hoeven will deliver remarks at the AMVETS Veterans Day Program in Bismarck. On Saturday, the senator will speak at the Veterans Day Program at the Fargo Civic Center’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
Friday, November 10
12:50 p.m. CT AMVETS Veterans Day Program
Bismarck AMVETS Club
2402 Railroad Avenue
Saturday, November 11
10:30 a.m. CT Veterans Day Program
Fargo Civic Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium
207 Fourth Street N
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