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Veterans Day is a day to say thank you

Posted 11/11/2013   Updated 11/7/2013 Email story   Print story

    


Commentary by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger
Commander, Air Force Materiel Command


11/11/2013 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  -- The United States greatly values its veterans and has a proud history of supporting and honoring these men and women. That is as it should be.

While we should remember these heroes every day, Veterans Day offers a special time to acknowledge the millions of Americans who have stepped up to serve their country. Over the years, we've asked these veterans to risk their well-being and their lives to answer their nation's call. In peace-time and in war, they have remained unwavering in their commitment to duty, honor and country.

We owe these veterans an eternal debt - a debt we can never really repay. But what we can do is recognize their contributions and sacrifices in service to our nation. We can remember those who have served, those who continue to serve and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We can show our gratitude with two simple words: thank you.

So, to all veterans and to those currently serving, please accept my personal and heartfelt "Thank You!"



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