Today we want to honor and say thank you to all the United States veterans, both living and dead, who gave so much of themselves. Many made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the interests of the United States of America and to defend others around the world from evil and tyrrany. We also honor those many men and women who labored so diligently under difficult conditions in US manufacturing facilities to supply our military and our allies during wars and conflicts. One of the biggest reasons that we were able to defeat such powerful enemies in both World War I and II was simply that we could out-manufacture our enemies. This is a sobering thought to consider the next time you consider outsourcing.
We share one picture today of a memorial to just one veteran that I run past in the center of Arlington, MA almost every day. Thank you to Mr. Samuel Whittmore and all the other patriots who bled for the United States of America.