Mike Toomey Lobbyist News: Statement by Gov. Perry on Veterans Day
On Monday, November 11th Governor Rick Perry released a statement regarding Veteran’s Day. He made a point to mention that selflessness and bravery that our troops have exhibited in serving their country. He also drew attention to current efforts being made to help veterans find employment and job security.
“Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor them and the sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf, and we must never lose sight of the debts we owe them. That’s why programs like ‘Hiring Red, White and You,’ among others, are so important in connecting our returning veterans with employers seeking talented, experienced individuals to work for them. In its first year, ‘Red, White and You’ job fairs led to roughly 2,800 hires, and this year, we want to top that number significantly. These brave men and women risk all for love of country, and Texans will always do our part to welcome our veterans home.”
Read original release here.