Monday, May 2, 2011

DAV National Adjutant’s Message on the Death of Osama bin Laden

By Arthur H. Wilson

May 2, 2011 ShareThis

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Today we thank the courage and tenacity of America’s fighting men and women who at last succeeded in killing an enemy of our country and the world.

The death of Osama bin Laden, now nearly a decade after 9/11, is a victory we as a nation will gratefully appreciate. It is a boost to our national security and to the morale of those who’ve fought in the current and past wars to protect their countrymen and uphold our way of life.

While we pause to celebrate this remarkable action, it is a fitting reminder of the courage and sacrifice exhibited by our fighting men and women as they are acting on intelligence gathered at bin Laden’s previous refuge.

As our servicemembers have given us this historic moment of freedom, they are undoubtedly preparing the next step in eliminating additional threats to our countrymen and our national interests at home and abroad.

It is fitting to remember the tremendous sacrifices that hundreds of thousands of men and women have made as a result of and in response to attacks predating 9/11. In no small way, this victory is a testament to their service and recognition of their honor, courage and tenacity.

As we mark this occasion, we must vow to keep our disabled heroes in our thoughts and in our hearts. They continue to put their lives on the line to defend our country. In doing so, we show the true breadth of patriotism that makes ours the greatest nation on this earth.

SOURCE:  http://www.dav.org/news/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=394

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