Today we pay tribute to those who have served our country. We should express our gratitude for their courage and selflessness, both those among us today and those of generations past. May we uphold the values of freedom, of the inherent dignity of every human being, by our own right conduct, by the kindness and tolerance we show to one another. May we lead the world by example. Then will the labors and sacrifices of these veterans be honored not in words alone, but by our deeds.