On this Veterans Day, we honor all the men and women who have served in our armed forces. When I think about our veterans, the words that come to my mind are courage, dedication, and sacrifice. In many regards, our military is truly the envy of the world. This is not because we have more money or weapons. It is because we have the most extraordinary individuals serving our country with character and integrity.
Many legislators, including myself, work hard to ensure that our veterans receive the respect and benefits that they deserve. Some of these benefits include granting preference to veterans during the hiring process for public employment, allocating more money for County Veterans Service programs, and eliminating taxes on military pensions and pay.
In the Minnesota House of Representatives, I will continue to support our troops and our veterans. I want to make sure that our veterans receive any help they need; for they have earned it. If there is ever an issue that should be brought to the legislature’s attention, we encourage you to reach out.