Nov. 11, 2013
Across the country, Americans are paid tribute to veterans. In the nation’s capital, the President is doing the same.
President Barack Obama placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery, in honor of those who sacrifice for the country.
“Today we gather once more to honor patriots who have rendered the highest services any American can offer this nation,” he said during his Veterans Day Proclamation. “Those who fought for our freedom, and stood century for our security.”
The President also said he’ll push for wounded veterans to have resources they need.
“When we talk about fulfilling our promises to our veterans, we don’t just mean for a few years,” he said. “We mean now, tomorrow and forever. And not just for generations past, but for this generation of veterans and all who will follow.”
He urged Americans to welcome veterans back into the job market when they come home.
“We’re going to keep fighting to give every veteran who has fought for America to pursue the American dream,” he said. “A fair shot at the jobs and opportunity you need to help us rebuild and grow here at home.”
The President also took a moment to honor the oldest living American World War II veteran.
“Overton is 107 and we are honored he’s here,” he said.
In the end he echoed what many across the country are feeling—“God bless our men and women in uniform and god bless the United States of America”