To all those bold, brave men and women serving in the military –past and present –you are not forgotten.
We cannot forget the sacrifices you made to make this country safe for us.
Your sacrifice guaranteed a mother’s life, a child’s future, a father’s ability to support his family. Your sacrifice, soldier, will never be forgotten.
We cannot forget the lives of service members lost in defending the common good of humanity.
Engraved in the heart of this great country, are the names of all those lives lost in combat, reminding us of the costly price for the peace we enjoy. Your sacrifice, soldier, will never be forgotten.
We cannot forget the price you paid for this country, with your body, mind and soul.
Your scars, physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual – some temporary, most permanent, forever remind us of your sacrifice that guaranteed our freedom, our peace. Your sacrifice, soldier, will never be forgotten.
We cannot forget you, soldier! Never.
I salute all our service men and women. We are proud of you.