For nearly 240 years, brave men and women have answered the call to service and donned the uniforms of this nation’s military. Like myself and my family, millions of veterans have served this nation in all capacities.
No matter their assigned job, they have served with honor, courage and commitment from back here in the states to places overseas like Tora Bora, Fallujah, Normandy, Anzio, Guadalcanal, Khe Sanh, Inchon and many other God-forsaken hell holes across the globe.
Each has made their own sacrifices for God and country. Sacrifices of time, mind, body and soul.
All of us, all veterans, believe in this country and believe in the cause.
I, as they do, firmly believe that the United States of #America is a beacon for all others – where we lead, others follow because the liberties and freedom we have and offer are cherished by all beings and are a God given right.
That spirit of patriotism and loyalty echoes loudly throughout the hills of Arlington National Cemetery and in the voices of veterans you can talk to today.
Our service men and women are the finest examples of what this great nation stands for and all are worthy of the highest praise and greatest honors.
Please take time today to remember the veterans of this great nation and what they have given to all of us – our very freedom and freedom to millions of others.