Veterans Day; honoring those who have served

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 11, 2017 8:52 AM

(Harrisburg) -- On this Veterans Day, Pennsylvania's Director of Veterans Affairs is urging people to honor those who have served in Uniform.

Parades and ceremonies across the Commonwealth will recognize some 820,000 veterans living in Pennsylvania, among them about 60,000 World War II veterans.

While people may take the freedoms they enjoy for granted, State Director of Veterans Affairs Rick Hamp says veterans have sacrificed for many of those freedoms.

"Their service is the reason that we are able to talk about freedoms and to express our freedom of speech and some of the other freedoms that we enjoy.  If it weren't for our veterans and our currently-serving service members, you wouldn't be able to do any of those things," Hamp said.

Hamp says the state offers services to treat veterans' wounds, both visible and invisible. 

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