Veterans take the day off

Legislation was unanimously approved on Monday by the Oregon Senate that will allow veterans to take Veterans Day off from work. Peter Courtney, Senate President, was convinced after a constituent asked him why state workers got a day off on Veterans Day while many veterans have to work.

“We have set aside Veterans Day to honor veterans, but thousands of veterans in our state don’t get the day off to take part in special ceremonies and parades,” Courtney said. “If we are going to honor our veterans, let’s honor them. Let’s give them the day off work.”

The bill is modeled off an Iowa law and will now be sent to the House for consideration.
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