On Veterans Day, as we honor and thank our military men and women for their service, I can’t help but to reflect on my own time as a young Marine in Panama. Those years helped shaped the adult I am today and instilled in me the values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. I returned to the States healthy, both physically and mentally. But so many of my bothers and sisters have not been as fortunate. During my time as the Associate Probate Judge, I saw veterans appear before me suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I worked tirelessly with our community to insure they received the care they needed and always with the dignity and respect they deserved. Once elected, I vow to ALWAYS treat our veterans and ALL who come before me with that same respect. Our community deserves no less.