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Obama Marks Veterans Day


President-elect Obama, right, hugs Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, director, Illinois Department of veterans Affairs, following a wreath laying ceremony at the Bronze Soldiers Memorial in honor of Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2008, in Chicago. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

President-elect Barack Obama issued a statement honoring America's veterans today, the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. His statement follows:

As we mark Veterans Day, all Americans are united in honoring the extraordinary service and selfless sacrifice of our nation's veterans. Our veterans are part of an unbroken line of heroes who have defended the American people and stood up for American values -- from the beaches of Normandy to the battles in East Asia; from the deserts of Kuwait to the skies above Kosovo; from the cities of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan. Since 9/11, a new generation of American heroes has borne a heavy load in facing down the threats of the 21st century, and their families have been asked to bear the painful absence of a loved one. These Americans are the best and bravest among us, and they are all in our thoughts and prayers.

On this Veterans Day, let us rededicate ourselves to keep a sacred trust with all who have worn the uniform of the United States of America: that America will serve you as well as you have served your country. As your next Commander-in-Chief, I promise to work every single day to keep that sacred trust with all who have served. May God bless our veterans, and may God bless the United States of America.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 11, 2008; 12:23 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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finally proof that Fox news is definately gone too far. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKFyNkNbO3g

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Posted by: pastor123 | November 11, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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