In gratitude for their courage and sacrifice for our nation, my office helps U.S. veterans access their medical and disability benefits and the overdue or replacement medals that they have earned for their military service.

At a ceremony at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati last week — where I had the honor of presenting a Vietnam War veteran with seven medals, including the Purple Heart — we were all reminded of just how important it is to recognize the contributions of our nation’s veterans. Too often, veterans do not receive the thanks and appreciation that they have and which they deserve.

It is unacceptable that a large number of veterans face homelessness. These men and woman have served their country to protect our freedoms and we must ensure that they do not face life on the street.

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