Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on Veterans Day

“Every American owes a tremendous debt to men and women who have worn the uniform. Our veterans are this country’s best, brightest, and most courageous — enlisting in times of war and peace, and serving with a selfless dignity that captures an idea at the heart of the American spirit: no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who your parents are, this is a place where anything is possible and everyone can serve. No tribute can truly meet the magnitude of their sacrifice, but today we give our deepest thanks to all who answered the call and risked everything to protect us and the values we share.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti