As a son, grandson and brother of military Veterans, words cannot adequately express the depth of gratitude I have for the courageous heroes who put their lives on the line to defend our nation and freedoms.
It is a true blessing to live in a country where democracy thrives and the American Dream lives on because of our Veterans who have fortified our nation’s independence throughout the years and numerous wars.
My fellow Americans and I would not be able to build upon this country if it were not for the sacrifices made by our Veterans and their families, and I am honored to have 1.5 million Veterans living in Florida today.
These selfless men and women remained true to their creed and braved unspeakable situations to protect our nation and its people.
Because of their immeasurable dedication, we must maintain our promise to care for our service members once they return home.
You have my word that I will keep fighting to pass legislation that provides proper and well-deserved care to our Veterans who bear visible and unseen wounds.
Our courageous Veterans are the backbone of the prosperity this country has enjoyed for more than 200 years, yet they do not ask for recognition or praise. Their hearts truly bleed red, white and blue, and we owe them a debt that we can never truly repay.
Please join me in honoring and thanking our Veteran heroes for their service today, and every day.
May God bless you all, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.