Today our nation takes time to honor all the men and women who answered the call to duty to serve our great nation in the defense of liberty and freedom. This service sent these brave men and women to far off shores and countries, all in the name of service to our great nation.
The recent events of hurricane Sandy gives us all just a little sense of the enduring hardships and sacrifices made by our Veterans. The devastation we have recently witnessed was unfortunately a daily occurrence for many of our gallant Veterans.
Despite the horrendous circumstances our Veterans faced, not to mention the life threatening danger endured daily, our Veterans have served our nation with pride and honor, something which this most grateful nation can never fully appreciate. Many of our Veterans still carry the scares of battle. They deserve our service and support without reservation. So today, despite what we have gone through and continue to go through in the aftermath of Sandy, let's not forget the enduring struggle our Veterans faced in their loyal service to our nation.
Never pass up the opportunity to thank a Veteran, any day of the year, but especially today. May God continue to watch over and bless our Veterans, and may God Bless America. Thank you.