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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                           (Honolulu, Hawaii)
For Immediate Release                                  September 1, 1995     
                        REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                         TO ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS
                         Wheeler Army Air Field
                            Honolulu, Hawaii                      

11:43 A.M. (L)


THE PRESIDENT: That's good. Promote that man. (Laughter.) (Applause.)

Let me say, first of all, I thank you for the magnificent job you did today. It was thrilling to all the veterans who are here and all their family members, and thrilling to the people in the United States who saw it on television. I thank you for your service and your devotion to your country. I hope you realize just how historic these few days are. I hope every one of you has the opportunity to get out and meet some of these World War II veterans who were here 50 years before you and whose legacy you have carried on so greatly.

I just want you to know that I, as the President and Commander-in-Chief and as an American citizen, am profoundly grateful to you for your service to this country; proud of what you represent; and I'm determined to do everything I can to support you, to see that we can, together, do our job to preserve our freedom and expand democracy.

You are terrific. Thank you. God bless you all. (Applause.)

END 11:44 A.M. (L)