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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Sunday, President Barack Obama delivered Veterans Day remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. The President, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden travelled to Arlington National Cemetery to honor our nation's fallen warriors, veterans and military families. Before President Obama gave his remarks, they laid a wreath to "remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform."
" you deserve to share in the opportunities you defend."
The President discussed our sacred duty to care for our men and women in uniform and their families, even after their military service has concluded.
So long after the battles end, long after our heroes come home, we stay by their side. That's who we are. And that's who we'll be for today's returning service members and their families. Because no one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home.
We know the most urgent task many of you face is finding a new way to serve. That's why we've made it a priority to help you find jobs worthy of your incredible skills and talents. That's why, thanks to the hard work of Michelle and Jill Biden, some of our most patriotic businesses have hired or trained 125,000 veterans and military spouses. It's why we're transforming, for the first time in decades, how the military transitions service members from the battlefield to the workplace. And because you deserve to share in the opportunities you defend, we are making sure that the Post-9/11 GI Bill stays strong so you can earn a college education and pursue your dreams.
posted November 12, 2012 7:40 am edt