Friday, November 11, 2011

A Veterans Day Message

November 11, 2011

Dear Fellow Virginians,

While one day a year can't begin to provide adequate thanks for our nation's veterans, it's important we take advantage of this special day to pause and give thanks for all they have done to protect our freedoms and liberty.

Earlier today, I was blessed with the opportunity to address more than 700 students, veterans and community members at Amelia County's annual Veterans Day Celebration today.  I met with and was able to thank veterans for their years of service and toured the Virginia Veterans Cemetery where I was reminded of the greatest sacrifice our veterans have made in defending our freedoms. 

We celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th because that was the date of the formal signing of the Armistice ending WWI, the "Great War."  Speaking about the importance of that day, President Woodrow Wilson related:

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

His words were as true then as they are today.

Our freedoms are guaranteed because of the sacrifices made in the defense of this nation over our history.  Thank you to our nation's veterans – past and present.


Ken Cuccinelli, II
Attorney General of Virginia

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