Lawmakers, officials tweet Veterans Day wishes

President Obama said

I want our veterans to know: We remember. We remember your courage. We remember your sacrifice. And the legacy of your service lives on.

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said:

To our heroes who've stood guard in defense of freedom — & their families: we are proud, humbled, & forever thankful for your sacrifice.

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said:

Time never dims the valor of our Veterans; on #VeteransDay and every day let us never forget their actions nor forsake their sacrifice.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said:

Happy Veterans Day... read: http://is.gd/gVw1R

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said:

Thinking about our troops who are serving overseas protecting our freedoms while away from their loved ones.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said:

Thank you to all of our veterans for their service and wishing for a safe return for those serving abroad.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said:

In Crownsville to thank our nation's veterans, Cardin: We honor their courage, dedication and sacrifice today and always.

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said:

Today we honor the brave men & women who served our nation. Thanks to all vets & those currently serving. We owe a great deal of gratitude.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said:

Today is Veterans Day. A day of remembrance for heroes and patriots and a day of gratitude for those currently serving. I am thankful.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said:

Freedom carries a high price--one that has been paid by our nation’s veterans. We owe a debt of gratitude 2 them 4 their selfless sacrifice.

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan said:

On this Veteran’s Day, we honor the memory of the fallen and of all Hispanics serving their nation

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said:

Forever grateful for the sacrifices made by our veterans who have risked their lives to keep us safe & preserve our freedom

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said:

My deepest gratitude to the veterans who defended our nation, including my dad (now 87), part of the greatest generation.

The U.S. Naval Air Forces said:

Words are not enough to thank all of the veterans who have served this great nation. Happy #veteransday! (ak)

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said:

My respect and admiration to all those in our armed forces and to their families who also serve this Veteran's Day.

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said

Veterans Day offers our nation a chance to stand united as we honor the #Veterans who have given so much to us, thank a veteran today.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said:

America's heroes walk among us. RT if you know a #veteran!

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said:

Pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 4 r country. I am grateful 4 all who protect & defend our democracy - 2day & every day.

The House Democratic Caucus said:

We owe a great debt to those who dedicated themselves to the defense of our nation. Veterans – we thank you: http://bit.ly/9sdeOr

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said:

On this Veterans Day, I join my fellow American citizens in saluting our nation's heroes: http://tinyurl.com/2devq3k #veteransday

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said:

To veterans all across America, we will remember you this Veterans Day. Thank you for your service. http://bit.ly/b4Xa2h

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) said:

On this Veterans Day, may we remember that our nation has been truly blessed to have such courageous and noble... http://fb.me/KIKk1vBJ

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said:

Today we come together to salute our veterans—it’s up to all of us to let you know that we recognize your service http://bit.ly/coUZgW

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.) said:

Thanks to all Veterans on this holiday for defending our freedoms. Especial to those on battlefield 2day

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said:

On Veteran's Day--and every day--DOT honors those who serve. http://bit.ly/dfZ9KO

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) said:

I want to take a moment to honor our Veterans for their service and sacrifice today. Thank you.

Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) said:

Thank you to all the men & woman who have fought to preserve liberty & freedom in our great nation. God bless our veterans, our true heroes.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said:

Today, w/deep gratitude, we recognize our veterans for their brave service to our nation.Thank you for all you have done & continue to do

Rep. Chris Lee (D-N.Y.) said:

Thank you to all our nation’s #veterans for your bravery and dedication to our country!

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) said:

As we observe Veterans Day tomorrow, we reaffirm a solemn promise to remember & honor the men & women of the U.S. Armed Forces. #veteransday

Karl Rove said:

Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served and continue to serve. We are all grateful for your sacrifice! Be sure to thank a vet today!

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) said:

Today we honor our nation's Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our nation and who have labored steadfastly... http://fb.me/unhS13YR

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice said:

On #VeteransDay, I salute our nation's brave vets, and the supportive families who make their service possible.

Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said:

I want to thank past and present members of our Armed Forces. Your service to our great nation will never be forgotten.

The official account of the Department of Veterans Affairs said:

On Veterans Day, remember America's last surviving WWI Vet--109-yr-old Frank Buckles: http://go.usa.gov/CQo

On Veterans Day, VA Secretary Shinseki recognizes and thanks Veterans: http://go.usa.gov/CQh

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said:

On this Vets Day, Merkley will be in Beaverton showing his appreciation to OR vets who have sacrificed so much for the security of the US.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) said:

Thank you so much to all of our veterans. You are the heroes among us. Take time to thank a veteran today! http://ht.ly/38fGk

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) said:

Bernie is traveling around #VT today for #veteransday.

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) said:

Thank you to all of our veterans who defended our great country. My statement on Veterans Day http://bit.ly/chdDqq

Missouri Sen.-elect Roy Blunt (R) said:

Thank a veteran today. We're free because they put their lives on the line for us. #VeteransDay

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) said:

Happy Veterans Day! Our country’s heroes are shining examples of what America stands for: freedom, bravery and liberty.

We can’t thank them enough.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said:

Thanking all Veterans & those currently serving for protecting our nation. Will be visiting Wantagh American Legion & Ground Zero today.   

Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) said:

Honoring and thanking veterans today. We must live up to the promises we made them for health, education, jobs.

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) said:

Today, Americans honor the service of those who have given of themselves in defense of our nation throughout history. #veteransday 

Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) said:

To every Veteran, thank you for your sacrifice & service. Look forward to celebrating Veterans Day today in Jacksonville.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) said:

Thank you, veterans, for your service to protect our great nation.

I am extremely grateful to represent so many veterans, men and women currently serving, and their families in South Carolina.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said:

Traveling in #Afghanistan, I am getting the opportunity to personally thank many of the military men & women serving here.

Thanks also to all the men & women who've served our nation at home and abroad. Happy #VeteransDay, everyone!

Rep. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said:

May God bless our servicemembers, our veterans & the country they love.Your sacrifices protect our families & freedoms. Happy Veterans Day!

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) said:

Thank you to the men and women who served and continue to serve this great nation. Freedom is not free. #veteransday

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said:

On Veterans Day and every day, may we honor the men and women who have made the dream of freedom a reality.

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) said:

May God bless our veterans and those troops who are actively serving. Your many sacrifices protect our cherished freedoms.

May God bless our veterans and those troops who are actively serving. Your many sacrifices protect our cherished freedoms.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said:

Leaving Herman L Horn Elem School in Vinton where I spoke to the children about Veterans Day and thanking those who have served our country.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said:

Please thank a veteran today – their service ensures our freedom.

Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) said:

Thank you to those who have served, and continue to serve, our great country.

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said:

Very proud of Dad: combat Company Commander Korea 1952-53, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division. Here w my mom in Korea. #Korea #vets

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) said:

To our veterans and the men and women who are serving bravely today: Thank you for your service this Veterans Day.

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) said:

"We must never forget the incredible sacrifices made by our veterans and active duty service men and women...

"Our veterans and their families made lifelong commitments to our nation and their service has been a cornerstone of America’s freedom and..

"...prosperity.When their nation called our veterans selflessly put their lives on the line...

"The United States must continue to honor its commitment to all of those who have served ...

"...and as your Congresswoman I will never stop fighting for those who fought for us.

"This Veterans Day, please join me in honoring all the men and women who have given so much to keep our nation safe."

Rep. Henry "Hank" Johnson (D-Ga.) said:

Be sure to pause on this Veterans Day to remember those who have given “the last full measure of devotion” to protect our freedoms.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said:

Thanks to all of our veterans including @ltgovbrown http://bit.ly/cIfnRC  I wish everyone serving away from home a safe return

Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) said:

To our nation's veterans, thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said:

Endless gratitude to all men and women who put themselves in harm's way to defend our nation and preserve our freedoms. Happy Veterans Day!

Rep. Bill Schuster (R-Pa.) said:

On this Veterans Day, I also want to send out a message of thanks and support to all of the soldiers from... http://fb.me/NWBpUd9l

Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) said:

Thank you to all of our veterans for your service at home and abroad. #veteransday

take some time today to thank a veteran for his or her service. #veteransday

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) said:

Today we honor our Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Thank you for all that you do to protect our freedom. Happy Veterans Day!

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) said:

"We must honor their plight and thank them for what they have given and what they continue to give to protect our way of life.”

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said:

God Bless our Veterans.

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said:

Today we stop to honor & thank the generations of brave men & women in uniform whose sacrifices have made our freedom possible. #veteransday

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said:

Our nation is a great nation & those who sacrificed for our country in the military have made it so. We honor our veterans today, thank you.

Incoming California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said:

To all who have served or are serving our country in the armed forces, thank you for your honor, duty and sacrifice.

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) said:

On this Veterans Day we honor those who have answered the call: http://bit.ly/dhPObB

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said:

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day by honoring those who have answered the call of duty when their country needed them most.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said:

God Bless our veterans and their families - today, and every day! Thank you for your service!

The official Department of Defense account said:

Admiral Mullen @thejointstaff  shares his #VeteransDay  message with all who have served, past and present. http://bit.ly/d10gKo

The National Republican Campaign Committee said:

Thank you to all of those who have and continue to serve our country. Happy Veterans Day!

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said:

Today we honor the brave #veterans who have served our country & protect our freedom. As a nation we thank you for your service

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said:

A hearty salute to the veterans of this country who have defended freedom at home and aboard. We will never forget!

"For those who fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know." Our enduring thanks to those who served. 

Incoming Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said:

A sincere thank you to all the veterans who have served and protected our nation.

Sen.-elect Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said:

To all of our active duty troops, our veterans and their families, Happy Veterans Day.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

Today, let us honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedom and this great country.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) said:

Today, Mary and I remember all those who have served our nation in uniform to defend freedom and keep us safe. Thank you for your service.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead said:

Just returned from the Veterans' Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery. It is always a moving event... http://fb.me/sF80Pxq5