U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., began Veterans Day with comments at a Veterans Day program hosted by the Cocke County High School Beta Club.
"One of the greatest honors I have as a U.S. senator is the opportunity to meet with so many of our men and women in uniform and their families. It is incredibly moving to be in their presence and see the work they are doing on a daily basis," said Corker. "I am always tremendously impressed with their professionalism and often find myself emotionally overwhelmed. All Americans are deeply indebted to our military men and women, past and present, for their service to our country. Veterans Day should not only be a time to honor our veterans and to thank them and their families for their service and sacrifice. It should also be a day that inspires all of us to be better Americans and work to make our country better."
Corker holds town hall meetings in Greene, Carter and Johnson counties before ending his day with the Freedom Celebration Concert in Johnson City.