We honor our nation’s veterans and the men and women serving in the Armed Forces — including their families. These fine individuals stand out from the crowd, and we salute them for their courage.
They put their lives on hold to support the freedoms that are all too often taken for granted. They offer up their lives to protect ours.
Veterans’ Day serves as a reminder of how precious our freedoms are. Our soldiers and veterans deserve to be celebrated every day of the year. Too many have paid the ultimate price in the fight for freedom.
The United States has experienced tragedies and triumphs, and we continue to stand strong against adversity. The freedoms our country enjoys should not be taken for granted, nor should they be abused. There are thousands of people throughout the world who are suffering from oppression and have never known what it’s like to experience freedom. The freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the freedom of religion, the freedom to assemble peaceably, and many more.
These people are willing to risk their lives to journey to America, the country they consider to be the land of the free. Our country should welcome them and provide a place of refuge, just as it did for our ancestors.
Let us never lose sight of the fact that we are the United States of America, “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The sacrifices that were paid for our freedom are a gift that we should never take for granted.
Thank you — to all of our veterans and military personnel.