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Statement of Governor Perdue in Recognition of Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 10, 2004  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774



            ATLANTA, GA – Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in recognition of Veteran’s Day:

“The men and women of the United States military have kept America free for over 200 years.  Through their sacrifice, they have earned our lasting gratitude and inspired new generations of Americans with their time-honored virtues of patriotism, duty, honor, and courage.

“With our brave soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are reminded that these times test our resolve in upholding the enduring values that our veterans risked their lives to defend.  Each and every veteran is an inspiration to our troops fighting to defeat terrorism and advance peace around the world. 

“Mary and I join today in saying ‘thank you’ to our veterans.  Thank you for your service to this nation and your fellow citizens.  May God bless each veteran, their families, and may God bless the great state of Georgia.”