JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri-  “Today is Military Appreciation Day in Missouri,” Governor Eric Greitens said in a Facebook post.

“Men and women from towns across our state have committed their lives to service, and it is our duty as a state to have their back. We’re working to make Missouri the best state in the country for veterans. Some of that will be done through policy and legislation, and we’re working tirelessly on programs to help our returning vets and active military here in our state.

Some of it will be done by looking these Missouri warriors in the eye, thanking them for their service, and letting them know that their work is noticed and valued, by their governor and families all over the state.

Today, I got the chance to do that with a Joint Formation of Airmen and Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard Joint Force Headquarters. These are tough, fast, and hardworking men and women from all over our state. There are lots of reasons to be proud of Missouri, but people like the ones I met today are at the top of the list.

Thank you, from the state of Missouri, to all who serve.”