On Veterans Day, we honor and remember every person who has ever worn the uniform of our country. Americans who stepped forward and swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution and laws of this great nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Veterans Day is an important day. It is a day to speak up for those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans – a day to remember and renew our commitments to these brave men and women.
We use this day to show our appreciation for our armed forces, Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Guardsmen. Today, more than 20 million veterans are home in America. They are our neighbors. Our friends. Our families. Our loved ones.
Far too many have suffered the shock and pain of combat. Some have become disabled for life; many have made the ultimate sacrifice. All who served have given up some of the best years of their lives. We must never forget their service and sacrifice. We also thank our future veterans, serving at home and abroad. To those serving around the world today or transitioning out of the military, we are here for you.
We salute the spirit of the American solider and we honor the sacrifices of those who fulfilled their obligations and now proudly call themselves American Veterans. Thank you to all of our Arbor Tribe that sacrificed to keep us safe! God bless each of you, and may Veterans Day and every day bring you joy in the freedoms our country has, because of your sacrifices.