Remembering Veterans Day – Sen. Dan Brown’s Column

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Veterans Day is the day we recognize all of our brave military veterans and the sacrifices they have made for us over the years to endure our freedom. Freedom comes at a great cost, and it’s a price most often paid by those who have served in our Armed Forces. We are the greatest nation in the world, and by this distinction we owe an immense debt to those who have served and protected this country and made those sacrifices.

The holiday was first instituted as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson for Nov. 11, 1919, to celebrate the end of the First World War. Since then, the holiday was expanded several times, the last one in 1954, in order to honor all veterans of all wars.

We have an obligation to never forget the men and women who died defending our country. The rights we enjoy today are the result of the courage of these select men and women to answer the call of duty.

I encourage you to thank a veteran or armed service member for their dedication to this great country. The support of community, however great or small, will always be appreciated.

As always, I encourage my constituents to contact me throughout the year with comments, questions or suggestions by calling my office at (573) 751-5713. To find more information about the bills I sponsor, visit Thank you for reading this and for your participation in state government.