CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – November 11 marks each year as a day of appreciation for Veterans across this great nation by recognizing those who have served in each branch of the Armed Forces.

As a Veteran of the United States Army where Congressman-Elect Tom Garrett served as a Combat Arms Officer for nearly 6 years, Veterans issues have been a priority for both his tenure in the Virginia Senate, and as a platform issue of his Congressional campaign.

On a day that honors those who have sacrificed so much for this nation, Congressman-Elect Garrett issued the following statement:

“Of the many holidays this nation has, Veterans Day holds the most significance to me personally. The greatest honor I have ever been blessed with was leading our soldiers overseas and those experiences are what molded me into the man and legislator I am today. I want to thank all of our service-members across this nation for the selfless commitment to America you have made. As your Representative in Congress, I will continue to advocate for Veterans and make it a priority that we take care of those who have put everything on the line for our security.”

Garrett’s campaign team was also comprised of several Veterans, Military Reservists, and future soldiers including his Chief of Staff Kevin Reynolds, Southside Field Director Matt Becker, Charlottesville Field Representatives Ryan Fowle and Tripp Grant, Campaign Consultant Carlyle Gregory, and countless volunteers and interns.