Honor those who fought for us
This Friday marks Veteran's Day, originally Armistice Day, set on the 11th hour of the 11th month, the date and time in 1918 which ended World War I, thought then to be the “war to end all wars.”
Our country, which was founded with a Revolutionary War, has sent eight generations of men and women to fight for the ideals upon which our country was founded. Even as we pause this Friday to remember those who've valiantly served in the past, young Americans are in danger as they serve our military in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
This Veterans Day, we will honor more than 25 million living veterans and the memory of those patriots who came before them.
We owe all of them – those who served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and who have served or continue to serve in Afghanistan and in Iraq – a huge debt of gratitude.
The sacrifices of ordinary men and women who have served as soldier, Marine, sailor, airman and Coastguardsman have secured freedom for our nation and made us the world's bulwark of liberty.
May God bless our veterans and may God bless the United States of America.