The willingness of our citizens to give freely and unselfishly of themselves, even their lives, in defense of our democratic principles, gives this great Nation continued strength and vitality.
-- President Ronald Reagan, in his 1981 Veterans Day Proclamation
Capitol View salutes the many brave men and women who have served in our armed
forces, both past and present, as we observe Veterans Day. The willingness of these individuals to place
themselves in harm’s way to help preserve our many freedoms and democratic
principles is something that should never be forgotten. Our veterans deserve our utmost respect and
gratitude, not only today, but every day.
We thank them for their service to our country.