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Today's veterans will be our next greatest generation

By Eric K. Shinseki

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 12, 2012

~~<p>For 237 years, our country has been the magnificent ideal in democratic experience. Throughout that history, there have been those whose beliefs differed from ours, sometimes requiring the commitment of national treasure to guarantee our way of life.</p>
<p>There is always risk that a conspiring enemy could hide within the folds of our democratic garments. Such a threat arose on Sept. 11, 2001, and for over a decade now, we have fought those who believe that terrorism is legitimate political expression. It has been a long, brutal, and arduous fight, but the less-than-1-percent of Americans who serve in our armed forces have been stalwart, courageous and unwavering in their duty.</p>
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For 237 years, our country has been the magnificent ideal in democratic experience. Throughout that history, there have been those whose beliefs differed from ours, sometimes requiring the commitment of national treasure to guarantee our way of life.

There is always risk that a conspiring enemy could hide within the folds of our democratic garments. Such a threat arose on Sept. 11, 2001, and for over a decade now, we have fought those who believe that terrorism is legitimate political expression. It has been a long, brutal, and arduous fight, but the less-than-1-percent of Americans who serve in our armed forces have been stalwart, courageous and unwavering in their duty. Login for more...



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