In the month where Thanksgiving is being celebrated, Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young says it is fitting that November is also Military Family Appreciation Month.
“Our military families don’t always get the credit they deserve, but they bear a very special and unique burden on behalf of our country that, frankly, most of us cannot fully understand,” said Young on the Senate floor Wednesday. “They sacrifice their peace of mind, their well-being on behalf of their neighbors, their communities, and their fellow Americans. People they’ve never met. What could be more beautiful than that? Because they believe in this nation. They believe in this country and the values that undergird it.”
Young said even though we can’t begin to repay them for the sacrifices they make on our behalf, we can honor them and we can express our gratitude.
“So this Thanksgiving season, this time for counting our blessings and celebrating how many of them we enjoy even amidst this global pandemic. May we remember all that we are thankful for, every bit of it. And who were thankful for as well,” said Young.
Indiana has more than 400,000 veterans. Young says he is thankful for every one of them.
“Our country simply would not be the same without them. It arguably wouldn’t exist without families like this prepared to sacrifice so much,” said Young.
Young served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1995-2000. He was honorably discharged as a U.S. Marine Captain in 2000.