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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
GOV. RITTER VETERANS DAY STATEMENT
Gov.Bill Rittertoday honoredColorado's 423,000-plus veterans and their families and expressed his gratitude for their service:
"On behalf of the people ofColorado, it is my privilege to recognize the brave Coloradans who have servedAmericaand protected our freedoms," Gov. Ritter said. "We owe the many men and women who have answered the call of duty a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid. And just as we honorAmerica's military heroes on Veterans Day, we must honor their families for the sacrifices they also have made.
"To the men and women who continue to fight in harm's way on foreign soil, know that we join your friends and families in praying for your safe return.
"As Governor, I and the First Lady place a high priority on ensuring that state government is doing its best to meet the needs of returning military personnel and their families. I am committed to addressing the physical health care, mental health care, education, job training, housing and many other needs ofColorado's veterans and their families."