Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Senator Tom Cotton's 2015 Veterans Day Message

by Senator Tom Cotton: Today we honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans and thank them for their service to our country. These brave men and women put their country and fellow Americans ahead of themselves. Their contribution to our lives cannot be overstated.

As the proud son and grandson of veterans, and as a veteran myself, this day has special meaning to me and my family—just as it does to so many Americans. I understand not only the difficulties our troops face while serving in the military, but also the hardships endured by the families at home while their loved ones are serving. I also know the struggles many veterans face when they return home. We must provide our veterans with the resources, care, and support they deserve.

We each pray that our troops will not again be called into battle. Our veterans in particular seek peace, because they know the depredations of war. Yet they also know something deeper, in the words of John Stuart Mill:War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.So today and every day, let us remember our veterans and the cause for which they fought.

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