November 11, 2009

Honor Our Heroes!

Today, our nation will honor the men and women who have worn the uniforms of our Armed Forces with ceremonies across the United States. This Veterans Day, please join me and Oklahomans from across the state in honoring those who have bravely served our nation.

For generations, men and women have given their lives at home and in lands across the globe in defense of our freedom. Our military serves as an example of the values upon which our country was founded: service to a cause greater than self.

The blessings of freedom and liberty that we hold dear are secured each day by the military men and women who protect us at home and abroad. Each of us owes a debt of gratitude to the generations of veterans who have kept this country free and safe and I ask that you join me in honoring their service.

This Veterans Day, let us also pay respect to the memories of those who have given their lives in service to our country. We can never repay that debt, but can promise to honor them through remembering their ultimate sacrifice.

Again, I hope you will join me in sending encouragement and support to our veterans and military families for all their service and sacrifice.

God bless America!