Thousand Oaks, CA – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement for the holidays:

“As we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays, let us thank the brave men and women in uniform for their valor and service. Our servicemembers are crucial to our community and are part of what makes Ventura County such a great place to live and work.

“As the representative of the over 19,000 personnel who serve our country at Naval Base Ventura County – and a proud member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee – I want to take a moment to thank everyone who is serving in the armed forces for their selfless dedication to our country. They deserve our sincere gratitude for defending our country and our freedoms. Without their brave efforts, America would not have the liberties so many of us enjoy and often take for granted. Through their example, we remember that our nation is strongest when we work together to achieve common goals. And it is our solemn obligation to make sure that each servicemember and veteran receives all of the services and care they need when they return home.

“So, from my family to yours, Happy Holidays and have a safe and healthy New Year.”

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