Leaders at Maggie For NH have announced their first television ad of the 2022 cycle and it features a testimonial from a Dover man who is a Bronze Star recipient and Army veteran.

Ed McCabe said in the video that U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, "knows veterans aren't Republican or Democrat."

“She says they all fought for this country... And she'll work with anyone to solve issues for veterans," McCabe said.

In the ad, which can be seen above, Hassan refers to her father's military service at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

“My dad survived the Battle of the Bulge. He came back determined to make sure that our country was worthy of the sacrifice he had seen on the battlefield,” Hassan said in the ad. “Our job is to make our country ever worthy of that service.”

The name of the ad on YouTube is "Worthy."

According to a press release for the announcement by Maggie For NH leaders, advertisements will be run on broadcast television, cable, radio and online.

Hassan was at Townsquare Media in Dover on Aug. 25. She spoke about support for veterans during a one-on-one interview.

The Senator who makes her home on the Seacoast said one of her major issues is support for veterans.

"They keep us free and secure and safe. We owe them everything and we owe them all the efforts we can to make this country worthy of their service. They also have fought for us and they have earned and deserve benefits," Hassan said.

Hassan said soldiers leaving the service often are unaware of the services available to them. Her Solid Start program requires the Veterans Administration to reach out to vets a minimum of three times within the first year of retirement to inform them of their post-service benefits.

"My bill says that this is a really good program and we always want to be there for veterans. It's going to be required that the VA continue so no administration will have the discretion to stop the program," Hassan said.

Hassan said that many veterans are having a difficult and upsetting time watching events unfold in Afghanistan.

"If you need help please reach out for it. You can always call our office at 603-622-2204 to get referrals to the VA or other points of pure services," Hassan said.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com. 

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