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US President Barack Obama thanks America's veterans during his weekly radio address, Nov. 9, 2013 (whitehouse.gov)

US President Barack Obama thanks America's veterans during his weekly radio address, Nov. 9, 2013 (whitehouse.gov)

U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to thank the country's veterans for their service in various wars, including World War II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Monday, November 11, is Veteran's Day, a federal holiday in the United States.

Obama said it is imperative to do more than just offer thanks to returning veterans. He said the government is leading by example in hiring veterans, and working with private companies to make it easier for service members to find jobs when they get home.

The president, who is the military's commander-in-chief, said veterans should have every fair opportunity to receive a quality education, and be welcomed at colleges and universities across the country.

In the Republican address Saturday, Rep. Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana, offered comments from several of his state's citizens that were critical of the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

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