November 7, 2005
Press Release

November 7, 2005 - Washington, D.C. -
U.S. Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) has recorded a public service announcement (PSA) honoring America’s veterans and reminding Oregonians to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. 
“Since the inception of our great nation, men and women have given selflessly to advance the cause of freedom and democracy while securing the safety of America and her people.  Veterans Day is a day to pay tribute to those who have worn the uniform, to thank them for their service and sacrifice.  It is my hope, however, that we do not limit ourselves to expressing gratitude solely on this designated day, but that Americans remember to regularly extend thanks to those who have served the United States,” said Walden.
The PSA, recorded in advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, is available to interested radio and television stations.  Veterans Day is November 11, 2005; more information on the holiday can be found at www.va.gov/opa/vetsday.  Below is a transcript of the PSA Walden released to radio and television stations serving his district:
“Hello, I’m Congressman Greg Walden.
“This month, we celebrate Veterans Day, and honor the 25 million Americans who have served in our Armed Forces.  We honor them for their love of country and their sacrifice.
“America has always been a nation devoted to the cause of liberty both at home and abroad; and through their bravery, our nation’s heroes have advanced freedom’s cause and allowed us to be free and secure.
“For information on how you can help thank our nation’s veterans and active military personnel, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at: www.va.gov. 
An MP3 audio file can be downloaded at the link below and a video copy has been sent to television stations throughout the District.  Please contact Angela Wilhelms at (202) 226-7338 or angela.wilhelms@mail.house.gov if you have trouble downloading the audio file, or if you do not receive a copy of the video and would like one.
Audio: www.walden.house.gov/press/audio/2005/VETPSA.mp3.