From the minutemen at Lexington and Concord in 1775 through to the battles raging today, men and women have worn the uniforms of this nation and stood up against tyranny, against oppression, and for liberty.
This is a legacy our veterans can be proud of. Veterans served our great nation with dignity and pride. For some that service was in the jungles of Southeast Asia, the mountains of Tora Bora, the shifting sands of Iraq and Kuwait, the tranquil fields of modern Europe, the cold desolation of Korea, or the beaches of Normandy or Guadalcanal.
Others served here at home, on American soil.
No matter where they put their boots at night, this nation owes all veterans a debt of gratitude. We owe our veterans the best benefits we can provide.