Katie Baker
For Immediate Release

Gansler Statement on Veterans Day

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, a Democrat running on his proven record of taking bold action to deliver real results for the people of Maryland, today issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

“Today we honor the remarkable sacrifices of Marylanders who have made our state stronger by serving in the military. Maryland owes a tremendous debt to all those who have served our country in the Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to the global war on terrorism and all of the conflicts, crises and wars in between. Through them all, our veterans have defended our rights, freedom and way of life.

“Veterans make up 8% of Maryland’s total population, and all over our state, we have major military installations that are vital to our country’s national security and to our state’s economy — from Fort Meade to Andrews Air Force Base, and from Walter Reed to the United States Naval Academy. Our veterans and military families have given so much to Maryland, so we owe it to them to make Maryland the most veteran-friendly state in the nation for veterans to work and live. From helping veterans build wealth to supporting their mental health, the Gansler administration has committed to a holistic plan that ensures those who have served can thrive in every sense of the word.

“It is with deep pride and gratitude that I think of my father who served this country as an Under Secretary of Defense. As I remember him, I look forward to spending the day in St. Mary’s County, where the community will honor their veterans with a parade in Leonardtown and a ceremony this afternoon in Helen. I send all veterans my gratitude and wish them peace as they move through today and every day. You’ve put our country first, and Maryland must recognize that by putting you first in return.”


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