Hoeven Visits Veterans, Says They, Their Families Deserve Gratitude and Support

FARGO, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today said that every day should generate the kind of patriotism, support and appreciation Americans traditionally display on Veterans Day. He spoke this afternoon to veterans, their family and friends, and caregivers at the VA Medical Center in Fargo during the annual Veterans Day Program, and visited with veterans after the event.

“While it is important for Americans to set aside specific days, like today, to honor veterans, we need to show our respect and gratitude for their service every day,” Hoeven said. “Our service men and women and their families have given so much to our country, and we cannot thank them enough, whether they returned from active military duty seven days ago, or seven decades ago.”  

Hoeven emphasized that military families serve alongside their deployed service member, and it is a community responsibility to help support them while their loved ones are away. He also expressed appreciation for the VA Medical Center and its staff’s dedication to helping veterans get the care they need.

“The end of a deployment doesn’t mean the end of our support. We owe our freedom to these men and women, and that freedom comes with a price. Members of our military have paid it, and we are in their debt,” Hoeven said. 

            Hoeven, along with a bipartisan majority of his U.S. Senate colleagues, passed a bill this week with jobs-supporting measures for veterans, including tax credits for businesses that hire veterans.

Hoeven is a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.