A Letter from Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno

On Veteran’s Day, we pay tribute to every Veteran, who in every war since this Nation began, has given testimony to their loyalty to our Country and their own great courage. 

On November 11, I participated in a Veteran’s Day ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel.  There, we gathered to affirm the respect of a grateful State and Nation, to feel the depth of sacrifice of generations of brave Veterans, and, of course, as always, to remember the patriots and heroes who were called upon to give all a person can give, their last full measure of devotion in the darkness of war, so we could stand there in autumn’s glory.

Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get — you make a life by what you give.” Our Veterans live this motto every day. Having travelled hundreds of thousands of miles across this great State over the last eight years, I have witnessed the incredible service and sacrifice our men and women in uniform have made — and as a Blue Star Mom, I appreciate now, more than ever, the pain, worry, and pride in that service and sacrifice.

In our moments of quiet reflection, let us redouble our efforts to ensure we serve our Veterans as well as they’ve served us.  That means making sure our Veterans get the care and benefits that they’ve earned and that they deserve, and that their families, who have sacrificed for our State and our Nation in the most challenging ways, have the opportunities to continue to contribute to our State’s success, to achieve their own dreams. 

For more information on programs and resources to support New Jersey’s Veterans, please visit the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) webpage at http://www.nj.gov/military/ or call 609-530-6892.

May God bless our Veterans and our military families — and may God bless the great State of New Jersey.


Kim Guadagno
Lt. Governor

 

The Lt. Governor participates in a Veteran’s Day  ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel

The Lt. Governor participates in a Veteran’s Day ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel





 
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