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On Veterans Day, we honor all our veterans

Letters to the Editor

Dear friend,

On Veterans Day, we honor all our veterans. These men and women put their lives on the line to defend our nation and our freedoms. The United States is stronger and safer today because of those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
While we will never be able to truly repay our veterans, we must work to ensure veterans receive proper care and support. Already this year, the House has passed more than 25 bills aimed at helping our former service members, and their families. This includes the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Assistance Act, a landmark bill that expands opportunities for veterans by removing the 15-year time limit on the use of GI bill benefits. Additionally, I have supported multiple measures that will increase accountability at the VA, provide jobs for servicemen and servicewomen, and ensure that all veterans receive the benefits and care they deserve.
Assisting our veterans is a priority every day, not just today. The 21st Congressional District is home to more than 60,000 veterans, current members of the military and their families. If my office can ever be of assistance with questions or concerns regarding veterans’ benefits, please contact my San Antonio, Austin or Kerrville District Offices.


Lamar Smith,
Congressman, District 21