In commemoration of Veterans Day, I would like
to offer my sincere appreciation to the dedicated
men and women who have served our country so
selflessly over the years. These courageous
individuals understand the importance of
protecting our countryâ€”and they are willing
to give their lives to do it.
Many of our troops make the ultimate
sacrifice, such as Utahâ€™s very own Aaron
Butler. Staff Sgt. Butler was tragically killed
in the line of duty last summer while serving in
Afghanistan. The valor of patriots like Aaron is
characteristic of all men and women who volunteer
to serve in our Armed Forces.Â To men and
women like Aaron Butler, we owe a debt of
gratitude that can never be fully repaid.
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Today, I have a simple message for all
veterans and their families: Thank you. Thank you
for your selfless sacrifice. Thank you for your
unwavering commitment to our country and your
willingness to fight on behalf of freedom.
Todayâ€”and every dayâ€”we honor you
for your service.