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Mayor Kasim Reed Salutes the Service Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day

November 11, 2014

Today on Veterans Day, we honor our nation’s heroes, the nearly 22 million men and women who have served honorably in our nation’s Armed Forces. Their humility, courage, and sacrifice provide us with an example that we should all strive to be worthy of. They are the ones who turn into the fire in the defense of our freedom. We owe each of them our gratitude, and today we say thank you for your service on behalf of a grateful city.

A new era of strategic investment in America’s ports and waterways

June 10, 2014

The President’s signature this morning on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 heralds a new era of strategic investment in America’s ports and waterways. This bipartisan legislation cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy and strengthens the nation’s water transportation networks to promote long-term competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth.

Work can now begin in earnest on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, bringing with it significant economic benefits to the entire state of Georgia and the metro Atlanta region. I have said many times  that my vision is for Atlanta to be the logistics hub of the Western Hemisphere, where ideas, people and goods connect. The Port of Savannah, with a deeper harbor, is an essential part of that vision.

I am grateful to the Obama Administration and share the President’s belief that infrastructure investmentsare critical to improving America’s competitiveness, strengthening the middle class, and growing our economy.