Michele Bachmann
On Veterans Day, we pause to remember the brave American heroes who sacrificed so much to preserve our great nation.

Though we celebrate Veterans Day once a year, we reap the benefits of freedom everyday.  America's courageous sons and daughters who have chosen to fight for the freedoms and liberties upon which our country was founded deserve to be honored for their tremendous sacrifices.  From the Halls of Congress to Main Street, millions of Americans use this important day to thank our soldiers and their families for their strong commitment to our nation. We must not make the mistake of waiting until our heroes have passed on to recognize their sacrifices and tell them "thank you."

I want to express my deepest gratitude for each and every veteran that has fought for our nation's freedom, safety, and prosperity. I also encourage the American people to thank and pray for the men and women in uniform who are continuing to carry the torch and keeping the flame of liberty burning bright.

May God bless the men and women who serve the cause of freedom so cherished by our nation.