May 252014
 

The Commander in Chief made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan today…

And our flag is still there because when our nation was attacked, a generation — this generation, the 9/11 Generation — stepped up and said “send me.” Our flag is still there because you’ve served with honor in dusty villages and city streets, and in rugged bases and remote outposts, in Helmand and Kandahar, and Khost and Kunar and Paktika and Nuristan. Our flag is still there because through this long war you never wavered in your belief that people deserve to live free from fear — over here and back home. Our flag will always be there, because the freedom and liberty it represents to the world will always be defended by patriots like you.

Full transcript of the President’s remarks is below the fold.

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