2014 Veterans Day tri-signed letter
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On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and remember the men and women who

have served during war and peace, defending our country and the American way of life.

As a Nation, we must never forget the debt we owe them for securing the many

freedoms we often take for granted.

The volunteer Army is our Nation's strength. Past and present, our Soldiers

represent the honor, courage and commitment to serve that befits the profession of

arms. Soldiers who are serving and those who have served in the Active or Reserve

Components are Soldiers for Life, permanent members of America's Army. Whether in

Normandy or Okinawa, Korea or Vietnam, Afghanistan or Iraq or elsewhere around the

world, our Soldiers served willingly and nobly answered our Nation's call. Through their

support, their Families have served, too, and equally deserve our respect and

appreciation.

Every one of our Soldiers, Veterans and their Families have selflessly devoted

themselves to serving our great Nation. Their gifts are many. This Veterans Day, we

encourage you to say thank you to those individuals who have worn the Soldier's

uniform. At the same time, please continue to honor our fallen , our Wounded Warriors

and those who still serve in defense of our country and its principles.

Related Documents:

2014 Veterans Day tri-signed letter (PDF) [PDF]

Related Links:

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno

Secretary of the Army John McHugh

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III

Army.mil: U.S. Army Veterans