The 83rd Annual Brunswick Veterans Day Parade took place Sunday November 8th in Frederick County.
Congressman John K. Delaney spoke at the event. Coverage from the Frederick News-Post here:
U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-District 6) also spoke, saying the veterans have made the “ultimate sacrifice.” They work tirelessly to protect our freedom and liberty, he said. And it’s something they’ve been doing for a very long time.
“The sacrifice that these men and women have made deserves our most heartfelt and most sincere thanks,” he said, “and that is the point of Veterans Day.”
But also, he said, people should also thank the family members of these veterans, who have stood by their loved ones through everything, hoping and praying for their safety.
“We know that every veteran is a son or a daughter. They may be a brother or a sister and a mother or a father,” Delaney said. “And so we know the families walk with the veterans. They prayed for the veterans. They worried about them during their service.”
Through it all, veterans “represent the best of who we are,” Delaney said. He described them as strong, uncompromising, generous and kind. So as a country, he said, it’s important to make sure they have access to all of the help they need when they come home.
“At different points in our country’s history,” he said, “we know we didn’t do as good a job as we should have.”