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09 November 2011

Allen: Veterans Day 2011

Attached is the latest Capitol Report with a few thoughts for Veterans Day. I also came across a list of coupons and offers for Veterans this weekend and thought I’d pass it along. Before utilizing them, be sure to check if the restaurant/store in your area is participating! Have a great week and a blessed Veterans Day!

Sue Allen
Missouri State Representative
District 92

On Friday, November 11, our nation will pause once again to pay tribute to the many men and women who have so bravely defended the freedoms we hold dear. Veterans Day represents the one official day each year when we recognize our veterans for their service to our nation. However, on this Veterans Day, I ask you to make a commitment to do more. I encourage you to honor these real life heroes each and every day of the year. Our state is home to more than 500,000 veterans.
They are all around us. They are our family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Every day we encounter someone who has served our nation and every day we have the opportunity to say thank you for that service. We must always remember that freedom is never free. We must never forget our veterans are the ones who have paid the price to defend the freedoms we too often take for granted. On this Veterans Day, I ask that we all take time to pay our respects and show our gratitude to the many veterans who call Missouri home.

I would encourage you to find a way to show anyone that is or was in the military
how much you appreciate the sacrifices they have made. If you see someone in
uniform tell them that you appreciate their service to our country. Our serviceman
have dedicated their lives to make ours better, and we should take every opportuni-
ty that we can to make sure that they know how much it means to us to be able to
live in the freedoms that they provide.

God bless our Veterans and God bless America.

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