From the Archives: President Obama Marks Veterans Day

President Barack Obama Speaks on Veterans Day in Seoul, South Korea

President Barack Obama delivers remarks to mark Veterans Day at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea,

November 11, 2010.

(Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Sunday, November 11 will mark Veterans Day, a time show thanks to the men and women whose service and sacrifice have helped secure more than two centuries of American progress.

Since taking office, President Obama has remained committed to making sure our returning heroes share in the opportunities they have given so much to defend. On Veterans Days past, the President has that “while it is important and proper that we mark this day, it is far more important we spend all our days determined to keep the promises that we've made to all who answer this country's call.”

In 2009, the President spoke at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery about upholding that sacred trust with our veterans.  “Just as the contributions that our servicemen and women make to this nation don't end when they take off their uniform, neither do our obligations to them,” he said. “And when we fulfill those obligations, we aren't just keeping faith with our veterans; we are keeping faith with the ideals of service and sacrifice upon which this republic was founded." 

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