Latoya Veal 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Persian Gulf War:
"Today, as we mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Persian Gulf War, we recognize the contributions of all our veterans who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. From across the country, men and women were deployed to the Persian Gulf to defend freedom and demonstrate America's commitment to its allies. The swift victory that was achieved by the United States and its allies can be attributed to the extraordinary dedication, courage, and skill of our troops, and we continue to look back with gratitude on their achievements.
"We must as a nation continue to stand by our veterans, especially those who brought home the wounds of war, both physical and mental. I will continue to work on behalf of veterans' access to qualify, affordable care through the VA and an end to veterans' homelessness wherever it occurs. Let us mark this anniversary with a solemn promise to ensure that Congress always does right by our veterans."