Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day and the sacrifice of all those who have served in America’s military forces.

“We should always honor those who have bravely served as members of the military, whether in peacetime or in time of war. Veterans Day is the one day each year specifically devoted to remembering the men and women who have sacrificed and fought to defend the liberty we enjoy.

“Today, make a point of saying thank you to all veterans for protecting and defending our freedom and way of life. America is the greatest country in the world because we have the greatest people in the world defending us. Nothing is more important than remembering and honoring those who gave of themselves so that we can continue to be the home of the free because of the brave.

“The service of the men and women who served in the military is the greatest gift an American can give to his or her fellow citizens. Kansas remains unwavering in our support for our veterans. We appreciate their service, sacrifice and dedication.

“May God bless our veterans, our state and the United States of America.”

The Governor also announced the Cedar Crest, the official Governor’s residence will be illuminated green from Nov. 10-17, 2016 as part of Greenlight A Vet, a national movement to show support for the nation’s veterans.

The Greenlight A Vet campaign was launched by Walmart in 2015 in collaboration with several veteran and military family non-profits.