Lipinski Reflects on Veterans, Joins St. Christina Tribute11/15/2012
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) visited St. Christina Catholic School in Chicago's Mount Greenwood community on Nov. 12 for the school's annual tribute to veterans. Led by music teacher Mary Jane Donegan, this year's program in the parish chapel was devoted to our national veterans memorials. Also attending as guests and participating in the event were local veterans invited by the students.
"On this past Veterans Day, as we took part in these ceremonies in our communities, we were reminded once again of the sacrifices our veterans have made to preserve our freedom and protect our way of life to ensure that we remain the greatest country on Earth, The debt we owe them is immeasurable. We need to remember that not just on Veterans Day, but every day," Lipinski said. "But the sacrifices they have made do not end on the day they return home. Our returning veterans are confronted with unique challenges, with higher unemployment rates among veterans often making the transition to civilian life a difficult one. I am committed to being an advocate for our 22 million veterans, including the 33,000 in the 3rd Congressional District, by working to create jobs and finding them the help they need to succeed. Please say a pray for our veterans and their families and commit to keeping them in your thoughts throughout the year."