Durbin Report: Honoring America’s Sacred Pledge to Our Veterans

Senator Durbin's eNewsletter
2015-11-10 16:07:53
My Fellow Illinoisans, Whether they served in World War II or Korea or Vietnam, in Kuwait or Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s veterans risked everything. Many paid a heavy price to protect our country and bring peace and security to a troubled world. We made a sacred pledge to each of them. A pledge that a grateful nation never turns its back on our heroes or their families. A pledge to support them in every way when we send them into harm’s way. And a pledge to honor them when they come home. A wise man once wrote these words, which every veteran knows are true. He said, “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” For the wounds they have suffered, the sacrifices they have made, and the freedoms they have secured, we remember and honor the service of every American veteran, not only at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, but every day of every year.
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My Fellow Illinoisans,

Whether they served in World War II or Korea or Vietnam, in Kuwait or Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s veterans risked everything. Many paid a heavy price to protect our country and bring peace and security to a troubled world.

We made a sacred pledge to each of them. A pledge that a grateful nation never turns its back on our heroes or their families. A pledge to support them in every way when we send them into harm’s way. And a pledge to honor them when they come home.

A wise man once wrote these words, which every veteran knows are true. He said, “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” For the wounds they have suffered, the sacrifices they have made, and the freedoms they have secured, we remember and honor the service of every American veteran, not only at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, but every day of every year.

Honoring America's Veterans

Click here to watch me speak on honoring America's sacred pledge to our veterans.

To help Americans better understand the experiences of our nation’s veterans and the realities of war, Congress created the Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center in 2000. The Veterans History Project gives everyday Americans the unique opportunity to browse the letters, journals, and photos of American war veterans from the First World War through the 21st century.

If you or a loved one would like to share your story with the Veterans History Project, or would like to hear directly from America’s heroes about their experiences, you can visit the Veterans History Project website HERE.

Read More About the Veterans History Project Here.

Sincerely,

Dick Durbin
United States Senator

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