Washington, D.C. – Today, Veterans Day, Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and his wife, Diana Enzi, paid tribute to the more than 57,000 veterans and their families in Wyoming and thanked them for their courage and sacrifices.
While in Washington, D.C., Senator Enzi and Diana have attended several Wyoming Honor Flight activities throughout the year where World War II veterans from throughout the state visit the nation’s capital to see the World War II Memorial. Veterans visit the memorial and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Wyoming’s pillar. In September, students from an Indiana school met the Honor Flight veterans at the memorial to thank them.
“It is so moving to watch our veterans visit the memorial and see the quiet humility they exhibit,” Diana said. “It was special to see young people honor those who fought for their freedom before their parents were even born.”
“Many of our sons, daughters, neighbors and friends continue to serve in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world to ensure our safety and security here at home. I commend their continued efforts and wish them home safely.
“Other countries think we are free because we have the best equipped military in the world. The real reason is, since Revolutionary War days and through all the wars since, we have had the most patriotic, most compassionate, most courageous, most principled, and best independent thinkers in the world working together for something they understand - freedom - freedom for everyone,” Enzi said.
“Today and every day people should thank God for our veterans and thank a veteran for their freedom,” the Enzis said.