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Senator Cramer’s Veterans Day Message


BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, released the following video message thanking veterans for their service to the United States of America:

“Happy Veterans Day to everyone who has served our great country! Today, we honor and celebrate the millions of American veterans who answered the call to service to defend and protect our country.

“I have had the great pleasure of meeting and speaking with veterans from North Dakota throughout the past year. In fact, in August, I met Vern Otterson, WWII veteran, 96 year old from my hometown of Kindred, North Dakota His courage and dedication to our country is evident I am grateful to have had the opportunity to know him and to honor him with a flag floating above the United States Capitol. Brave soldiers like Vern Otterson embody what it means to live a life dedicated to serving a cause greater than themselves. With every story and memory we hear from our veterans , our gratitude only increases.

“As the saying goes, ‘freedom is never free.’ Our veterans know this better than anyone. It is through their sacrifice and commitment to America that we can enjoy these freedoms today. To our veterans and their families, thank you. God bless you as well as the United States of America.