On this Veterans Day it is my great honor and privilege to salute and say thank you to each of you who have worn the uniform and stood between us and those who would threaten our freedoms.
To those who served and fought in WWII and Korea – you set the standard and the example for us to follow. Too many of you are crossing over to the patrol base on the other side every day. Thank you for the sacrifices you made, years away from family, too many comrades lost. We will always remember and honor you.
Those of you who served during the Cold War, thank you for standing tall and for your part in rebuilding the military after Vietnam. It was a challenge for our country to move from the draft to an all-volunteer force. For those who volunteered, or who stayed on after being drafted, the professionalism and capabilities of our modern forces are your legacy. Thank you.