NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 11, 2016) – Tennessee Democratic Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:

“We salute the dedication and great sacrifice of the millions of veterans who have served our country. Today, and everyday, we salute these patriots who have fiercely protected our values – fairness, equality, opportunity, prosperity, and security for all – here and around the world.

This is the time to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. We pay tribute in many ways but the most important is ensuring that they receive the benefits, quality healthcare, good-paying jobs and quality and affordable housing. Just as our military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we must leave none of these heroes behind at home.”