With Veterans Day being tomorrow, I wanted to begin this Report from Olympia by honoring those to whom we owe our freedom: the brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.
Between the chaotic finish to the Afghanistan war – America’s longest war – and the start of vaccine mandates, which threaten the service records and benefits of active-duty service members, it’s fair to wonder if our military is getting the consideration it deserves. The same goes for our veterans, whose needs are very real. I will be doing everything in my power to help our local veterans access the benefits they have earned, including their G.I. Bill benefits at Washington’s state-run colleges and universities, physical and emotional care, and housing support.
Veterans Day is an opportunity for all of us to voice our appreciation for the dedication, service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.