Rep. Johnson's 2014 Veterans Day message

It was a singular honor for me to attend the 70th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Invasion earlier this year in France, where I met real-life heroes like David Andrews, who landed on Utah Beach, Normandy on D-Day -- June 6, 1944.

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, every day I’m inspired to work on behalf of all our military personnel and veterans.

My work as a member of Congress on behalf of veterans is two-fold: In Washington, I have consistently proposed or voted to help increase awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), boost mental health funding, decrease homelessness and increase job opportunities for our veterans.

At home in Georgia through my constituent services representatives in Lithonia, we are working hard every day to ensure that veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned.

That’s why on the eve of Veterans Day 2014 – Nov. 11 – we renew our commitments to the nation’s more than 2 million service members and reservists, their families, and 23 million veterans, including more than 770,000 here in Georgia and more than 50,000 in the Fourth District.