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    Obama Salutes America's Veterans

    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)
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    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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    by: NVO from: USA
    November 09, 2013 2:10 PM
    Obama and the district of criminals, salute Tyranny and the New World Order. FACT!

    by: Mary Kay from: USa
    November 09, 2013 12:29 PM
    Yes! Saluted, as they are ARRESTED by the Stasi police for visiting memorials, during the staged and so-called "government shutdown". YES! Honor your veterans whom are fighting the PHONY "WAR ON TERROR", by arresting them, and labeling them as the new "terrorists" by our Goon Stasi police state.

    by: georgeohando from: nairobi kenya
    November 09, 2013 11:32 AM
    The president Obama have done something good by reconising American war veterans. Also Obama said that even if the veteran have come home after finishing their mission, they will be given jobs to do at home.These is very good if Americans can do to their war veterans.

    by: Markt
    November 09, 2013 8:48 AM
    I believe that it should be added as a requisite for candidacy for President, that the candidate have some military experience, either active duty or reserves. It is then, and only then, will military matters be truly understood by the Commander-in-Chief, and for that title to truly mean something.
    I am a veteran, I served this country in two Branches of Service over a ten year period and I am very proud of my Service for the country.
    I also believe that military service should be compulsory, but that is a matter for another discussion. Only a veteran can fully understand the needs and thoughts of another veteran, and only a President with military experience can truly be the Commander-in-Chief.

    So, it is with a heartfelt sincerity that I say, Thank you, Brothers and Sisters, for your Service. From one Veteran to another....
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    by: History Buff from: USA
    November 11, 2013 11:13 AM
    But since its inception, the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK has dragged us into every PHONY war we have ever had. FACT!
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    by: Bill Hahn, WW II medic from: Michigan
    November 11, 2013 9:12 AM
    To require prior military service as a prerequisite for election to the office of the presidency is a most ill conceived idea. I served under President Roosevelt/Truman. Only Truman was a vet, (Captain) Artillery. Yet Roosevelt, to my mind, was a superb wartime leader, better than Churchill by far. Would being a vet of the Quartermaster make a better wartime leader? God bless all who were in harm's way in our country's wars. Pray for peace.

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