Ald. Chantia Lewis
Press Release

Veterans Day offers a time for recognition and gratitude

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis November 11, 2020

By - Nov 11th, 2020 08:13 am

Today we celebrate Veterans Day, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to thank all of my fellow service men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. We are a home of the free because of the brave, and your sacrifice, dedication and hard work is something that deserves to be commended!

As a former member of the United States Air Force during 9/11, Veterans Day holds special meaning to me, and my time in the Air Force helped shape who I am today as a person and community leader. I’m proud to be the first female veteran to serve on the Milwaukee Common Council, and I will continue to advocate for veterans issues during my time in office. We have made great progress thus far including establishing an Office of Veterans’ Affairs, the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Council, and creating the tiny homes initiative in support of veterans in need. While Milwaukee is a veteran friendly city, there is still more we can do. I look forward to continuing to be a positive voice and advocating for issues important to veterans moving forward.

While COVID-19 may prevent us from celebrating Veterans Day in more traditional ways, I encourage residents citywide to take a moment to thank a veteran in your life and reach out with an act of kindness. I know firsthand just how big of an impact these seemingly small gestures can make.

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