As Missourians across the state honor and remember Veterans today, officials at the Missouri Veterans’ Commission are optimistic about the upcoming legislative and congressional session.
"I think president elect Obama has Veterans issues at heart," said Commission Service to Veterans Director Stan Baughn. "I’m just speaking as Stan having read the VFW magazine where they were interviewing both McCain and Obama and president elect Obama certainly seems to have veteran’s issues at heart. I think that there will be probably some emphasis put on veterans in the next four years and we certainly look forward to that and anyone who helps veterans, that’s a good cause."
The Missouri Veterans Commission is a state agency that operates seven State Veterans Skilled Nursing Homes, four State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans every day.
"Everything that we believe in and trust in the United States has really been provided at the sacrifice of veterans and I think people lose sight of that sometimes," Baughn said. "I think it’s a day that we should remember and honor and respect the debt of gratitude that we should have for veterans."
Just a reminder, in observance of Veteran’s day mail will not be delivered and federal buildings are closed.