Washington, D.C. — In recognition of Veterans Day today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued the following statement:
“Like so many, the gratitude I feel for our veterans is steeped in more than history. It also is personal – I am one of the millions of Americans who have the privilege to call a veteran 'Dad.’
“Yesterday, I had the great pleasure to speak at the Rotary Club of Portland’s Veterans Appreciation Luncheon and join them and other Mainers to honor our state’s veterans and thank them for their service.
“The sacrifices made by veterans, those who serve today, and their families are great, and we owe them so much. The patriotic men and women of our armed forces pay the price of our freedom in times of conflict, and they are our shield in times of peace.”