Wednesday, November 11, 2009
May God Bless America and Protect Our Commander-in-Chief
Our servicemen and -women have been doing right by America for generations. And as long as I am commander in chief, America is going to do right by them.
And that is my message to all veterans today. That is my message to all who serve in harm's way. To the husbands and wives back home, doing the parenting of two; to the parents who watch their sons and daughters go off to war and the children who wonder when mom and dad is coming home; to all our wounded warriors, and to the families who laid a loved one to rest. America will not let you down. We will take care of our own.
And to those who are serving in far-flung places today, when your tour ends, when you see our flag, when you touch our soil, you will be home in an America that is forever here for you, just as you have been there for us.
That is my promise, our nation's promise, to you.
President Barack Obama
November 11, 2009