Thursday, November 8, 2012
Those freedoms and all our liberties were purchased at a great price. Throughout history, men and women have valued our freedom and defense of this great nation more than themselves. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms. Some have suffered physically. All have sacrificed time away from their family and their physical comfort in service to their country.
On this day where we honor our veterans, join me in thanking those veterans that are with us and remembering those who have gone before. We thank those that even now are defending our country and bringing the light of freedom to oppressed people. We stand on the shoulders of these giants. We enjoy a free society that is the envy of the world because men and women have sacrificed and are sacrificing for our safety and our freedom.
Thank you to our veterans. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. On this special day and every day, we honor you and remember you.