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SOMERSET, KY, November 11, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today Dr. Richard Van Dam, Republican Congressional candidate for Kentucky's Fifth District, saluted all veterans on this Veterans Day. Van Dam said on this Veterans Day, we must take time to honor the brave and selfless Americans who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and to recognize the time, commitment, and sacrifices of these soldiers, sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Mariners in order to protect the ideals and freedoms that we cherish. He said defending our democracy is paramount, and the growing list of global challenges our service members face, make it that much more important that our nation supports those who have answered the call to serve.
"Our veterans are the true heroes and inspirations for all Americans," said Dr. Richard Van Dam. "I recall the words of Ronald Reagan who said this in honor of our veterans - we remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause. I can think of no higher praise than that."
Dr. Richard Van Dam is a proud Kentuckian, Republican, Christian, Husband, Father, Physician, teacher, and leader in our Community.
Following in the footsteps of both his parents, Rich became a teacher to educate the next generation. When his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Rich left teaching to earn a medical degree. A few months before graduating from medical school, his mother passed away. Since that time he has been dedicated to saving lives and advocating for breast cancer awareness.
Believing in the importance of continuing education, Rich also earned an MBA at Emory University.
Beyond his impressive resume, Rich has worked tirelessly to protect our community through public health initiatives, leadership on Kentucky State Advisory Boards, and leadership as Medical Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Services to Southern and Eastern Kentucky's Intellectual and Developmental Disability population- one of our most vulnerable populations. His initiatives and advocacy for individuals with Autism, Mental Health illness, and Disabilities has earned acclaim throughout Kentucky.
Rich has also served the community with projects such as Habitat for Humanity, COVID-19 food services for the elderly and disabled, Breast Cancer Awareness, Autism Awareness, and Mental Health Awareness.
As a conservative Congressman, we can count on Dr. Rich Van Dam to:
• Hold the line against taxes
• Support term limits to clean up Congress
• Protect our Constitutional Rights
• Stop the socialist agenda
• Protect life
• Secure our borders
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