Washington (November 10, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Issued the following statement tomorrow commemorating Veterans Day.
“Like so many others in our country, the COVID-19 pandemic has made our veterans particularly vulnerable to a devastating health crisis, economic uncertainty and housing insecurity. On this Veterans Day, we must not only re-commit to honoring those who served and sacrificed themselves, but dedicate ourselves to investing in programs and services that ensure our Veterans have the resources, support and protections. that they deserved. We must work to ensure that our soldiers’ homes – like those in Chelsea and Holyoke, and our VA hospitals in Bedford and Jamaica Plain are safe, secure and accountable. We need to provide accessible mental health resources and addiction treatment and recovery for people with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury. We need to extend our national moratorium on evictions and increase assistance for home heating as we enter the cold winter months. It is the responsibility of Congress to continue to fight for our military’s access to care and opportunities, just as they fought for our freedom. Today and every day, I am eternally grateful to our country’s veterans for their courage and proud service to our country.