This week, our nation will celebrate Veterans Day.
As we recognize this important occasion, please join me in thanking the valiant men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces, including the more than 1.5 million that call Florida home.
The rights and freedoms we enjoy today were won and protected by these brave patriots who were willing to risk their lives for our country.
November is also Military Family Appreciation Month. While honor rightly belongs to those who serve, families sacrifice too—sleepless nights, lonely holidays and the worry that comes with loving someone who courageously answers the call to serve.
So, from the bottom of my heart, I want to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation for all of our brave veterans who have honorably served this country and the families who back them.
Thank you for making the United States a nation of prosperity and opportunity for all. We would not be the land of the free without the service and sacrifice of the brave.
God bless you, and God bless America.