President Trump issued a message to service members to commemorate Veterans Day, expressing his gratitude for their acts of “selfless service” to the country.
In a post to Truth Social on Friday, Trump wrote “To our heroic Veterans, I am grateful for your service to our Country and honored to wish you a Happy Veterans Day.”
He continued, “There is no greater act of selfless service than defending America’s God-given freedoms and liberty. The traditions of excellence and integrity demonstrated by our men and women in uniform never fade after leaving the Military—once a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Coast Guardsman, or Guardian—always.”
Trump further added that veterans “will never stop fighting for the America we cherish,” writing that the “full measure” of their sacrifice and families’ dedication in support of their service “may not be fully understood and appreciated, but it will never be forgotten.”
“On this Veterans Day and always, May God Bless you and your family, our Nation’s Veterans, and our Military men and women, and May He Bless and uphold the United States of America. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump concluded.
During his tenure in the White House, President Trump championed the needs of veterans as being a top priority. Among the Trump administration’s accomplishments were renovating and restoring the Department of Veterans Affairs, offering same-day emergency mental health care at every VA medical facility, and signing the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act, which gave veterans the ability to see a doctor of their choice without waiting for care.
Per the Trump White House website, the number of veterans who said they trusted VA services rose from 19 percent to a record high of 91 percent under the Trump presidency.
Trump is set to spend this Veteran’s Day in New Hampshire, where he will hold a campaign rally with supporters ahead of state’s primary elections early next year.
Trump will deliver remarks at Stevens High School in Claremont at 2:00 p.m. ET, his first trip back to the venue since 2016.