CHARLESTON, W.Va.. — The top man with Veterans Affairs in West Virginia, who is also a veteran, believes West Virginia does a very good job of saying thanks and honoring those who have served. Ted Diaz, speaking on MetroNews Talkline on Veterans Day, noted he’s often moved by acts of kindness and respect directed toward West Virginia’s veterans by those of all ages.
“From children planting flags on a small hillside to humble soldiers planting flags in our cemeteries or communities gathering to serve food to our veterans at veterans homes and individuals taking time to just talk to our veterans, it makes me proud to see West Virginians showing how much they love and have respect for our veterans from each generation,” said Diaz.
Across West Virginia parades and ceremonies on the day honored those who have served. West Virginia has one of the highest percentage of its population with military service. Diaz said to never forget to make the effort to thank them.
“We’re indebted to our nation’s veterans, even though we can never repay that debt, we as a society have to make every effort to at least try to repay that debt,” he said.
As a Veteran Diaz added he believes for the most part West Virginians are very grateful for the service and show it often.
“I talk to veterans every single day. They appreciate everything we as a state are doing and also as a country,’ he said.