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Richardson Statement on Thanksgiving

November 21, 2007

SANTA FE, NM - New Mexico Governor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson released the following statement regarding tomorrow's Thanksgiving holiday:

"As we gather with our families this holiday, let us remember the troops serving abroad who cannot be with theirs. The military men and women risking their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world reflect the best that America has to offer. We are all truly grateful for their courageous service."

"And as we gather in our homes, let us remember also our veterans here who have no home to go to. One in four homeless on our streets is a veteran, and tragically, a wave of homeless vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are expected in the coming years. We must act now to stop this. We must give these men and women the care, support, and respect that they have earned and deserve. We must do better by them."

Bill Richardson, Richardson Statement on Thanksgiving Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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