Governor Cooper commemorates Veterans Day

By: Lauren Ratcliffe

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RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper joined military veterans, active-duty service members and their families at the State Capitol in Raleigh Saturday to commemorate Veterans Day.

He participated in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring the sacrifices military veterans have made, and continue to make.

“Our military veterans have made selfless sacrifices to preserve our freedoms, protect our safety, and make our state and our country stronger," Cooper said. "We owe these brave men and women our deepest gratitude for their tireless service. We also owe them the opportunity to make abundant, purposeful lives for themselves when their military service ends, including transitioning into civilian careers and getting access to the health care they deserve. This Veterans Day, let us reflect on all that our military veterans have done for us and consider all that we can do in return.”
 
North Carolina is home to the third-largest military population in the country, including more than 792,000 veterans.

Earlier this fall, the governor declared November Military Family Appreciation Month.

Just this week, Cooper promoted NCWorks career services and encouraged the hiring of military veterans by declaring November 6 - 10, 2017 Employ a Veteran Week.

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