An Independence Day Message

 Every July Fourth, America comes together to celebrate the birth of our great nation and remember the values and truths that our Founding Fathers declared hundreds of years ago. The United States of America is still the greatest country on Earth and the hope of the world, even with all our challenges and troubles. It is up to us to keep our torch of freedom burning bright for generations to come. This holiday, let us all show our patriotism and pride in being citizens of the greatest country ever known.

While Independence Day is a time to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, it is also a time to reflect on our nation's history and core values by honoring those who have risked their lives to defend and protect our nation, and who continue to do so today. It is because of their unwavering service that we continue to live with freedom, opportunity and equality. I proudly join every West Virginian in honoring the members of our Armed Forces and their families for the sacrifices they have made.

What makes our state and nation so special is the creative and giving spirit of our citizens. We have an inner light that burns so bright that no one can keep us down or defeat us. We come together in difficult times in times of war and in times of tragedy. May God continue to watch over our flood-damaged communities, give comfort to all of those impacted and give us strength and guidance as we continue the great progress we have made in rebuilding our state.

I share the pride all West Virginians feel in America and in the Mountain State, today and every day, and I wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July.

How May We Help You?

I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from West Virginians. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help.  I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case.

Recently my office was able to help John Snyder from Pigeon, West Virginia.  John, a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, requested assistance with his claim for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Kim Berry, a member of my case team in my Fairmont office, was able to contact the VA successfully and provide updates to John. Ultimately, he was awarded his claim.  If you are a Veteran or know of someone in need of assistance with the VA, Black Lung benefits, disability, healthcare or recognition, please let me know. 

My team and I thank John for his noble service to our nation.

John Snyder with his wife, Sally, and his children, Peter and Chloe.



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