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Obama makes a vow to veterans of today's wars

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/12/2009

Christi Parsons

"Reporting from Washington - On a day when Americans acknowledge military veterans, President Obama said he would honor current service members' work with a commitment to the "hard work of peace." "Speaking Wednesday to veterans and their families at a memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, Obama said that modern military personnel belong in history alongside veterans of "wars whose names have come to define eras." ""We don't mark this day each year as a celebration of victory. . . . We mark this day as a celebration of those who made victory possible," Obama said. Service members fight today, he continued, "in hopes of a day when we no longer need to." "The president delivered his first Veterans Day address flanked by top military officials and veterans, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns." Read on...
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"Obama makes a vow to veterans of today's wars", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2009. Consulté le 23/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-makes-a-vow-to-veterans-of-today-s-wars