State of West Virginia Archives: on Homeland Security


Earl Ray Tomblin: Our troops safeguard us from terrorism and protect freedom

The events of September 11 placed a focus on how important our military is to the Nation's defense. Almost immediately after the attack, and for months following, people from across the country joined or reenlisted in the military, energized to protect us from further threats. Not surprisingly, many of those individuals came from West Virginia. Our service men and women work diligently to protect the freedom we enjoy every day and we thank them.
Source: 2011 W.V. gubernatorial press release, "9/11" Sep 11, 2011

Earl Ray Tomblin: State cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs

We have recently made significant strides to improving care for our Veterans, with our new Veterans Nursing Facility. And, I have requested an additional $300,000 dollars in funding to make sure that the final resting place for our veterans is properly cared for and managed.

Our veterans need a more prominent place in our Government. I am therefore creating a new department--the Department of Veterans Affairs. For the first time, Veterans Affairs will have an official place in the Governor's Cabinet.

Source: 2011 W.V. State of the State Address Jan 12, 2011

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