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Remembering Veterans Day - Remarks from the past

By President John F. Kennedy, Veterans Day National Ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 11, 1961

Today we are here to celebrate and to honor and to commemorate the dead and the living, the young men who in every war since this country began have given testimony to their loyalty to their country and their own great courage.

I do not believe that any nation in the history of the world has buried its soldiers farther from its native soil than we Americans -- or buried them closer to the towns...


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