Monday, November 11, 2002

more from senator boxer

the senator from california just keeps sending those emails. here's her latest (and very aprorpos for today)

STATEMENT OF UNITED STATES SENATOR BARBARA BOXER
VETERANS DAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2002

As we pause to celebrate Veterans Day, we remember the tremendous sacrifices America's veterans made to defend the freedom and democracy of our nation. And we reflect on their exceptional courage. The turbulent events over the past year give us more reason than ever to appreciate the everyday heroism of our nation's veterans.

If you have ever visited the Pacific War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, you have read Admiral Chester Nimitz's inspiring description of those who served with the Pacific Fleet in World War II: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." This simple description depicts so many of our veterans. Our men and women in uniform knowingly, willingly and repeatedly put their lives at risk to protect our nation. For this, we are, and will always be, eternally grateful.

Our nation's veterans have served our nation during its brightest days and its darkest hours. Words or deeds can never fully express our gratitude to them. However, Veterans Day provides us with an opportunity to provide them with one expression of our appreciation. I ask Californians and all Americans to join me in remembering and commemorating our veterans on this Veterans Day.

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We will soon launch Senator Boxer's website featuring Veterans Day. You will find helpful links, a Veterans Day event locator, interviews and other information. You may access Senator Boxer's website at http://boxer.senate.gov.

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