Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Isakson Thanks Georgia’s Veterans ‘America is better because of …our Armed Forces.’

Senator Johnny Isakson is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  His office issued the following today.

Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Marie Gordon, 770-661-0999
Isakson Thanks Georgia’s Veterans
‘America is better because of …our Armed Forces.’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today thanked Georgia’s veterans for their service in honor of Veterans Day.
“To all the veterans in Georgia, those serving today and those who have served in the past: God bless you and thank you for your service. Happy Veterans Day,” said Isakson.  
Noting that “America is better because of the one percent that serves a little bit of time in our Armed Forces,” Isakson also added a special message to recently retired veterans, thanking them for the sacrifices they made in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We’re here to help you,” said Isakson. “We love you and appreciate what you’ve done for all of us. God bless America and God bless each of you.”
Isakson celebrated the Veterans Day holiday by participating last week in a home refurbishment project in his home state of Georgia for United States Army veteran Yvette Thomas Ray.
Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate VA Committee since he joined the Senate in 2005. He became chairman of the committee in January 2015.
Click here to watch Isakson’s full Veterans Day message.
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 114th Congress. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the military as well as more than 750,000 veterans.
Description: Description: cid:image001.gif@01CB9C61.36E8FA70
Press Secretary

131 Russell Senate Office Building | Washington, DC 20510
phone: 202.224.3643 | fax: 202.228.0724

Visit Johnny’s website to learn more about his work in the Senate and to sign up for his newsletter.