THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON RADIO ACTUALITY FOR ARMED FORCES DAY
Armed Forces Day was created in 1950 as a way for Americans to thank our men and women in uniform for their service and sacrifice. Our nation has changed a good deal since then. But our debt to the armed forces is as great as ever.
From the Persian Gulf to the Americas, from Korea to Kosovo, you are protecting the freedom so many Americans gave their lives for in this century, and helping to build a safer world for the new century.
We ask a lot from our armed forces. We owe you a lot, too - especially at a moment of such great challenge to our servicemen and women around the world. I am determined to work with Congress to get you the equipment and training you need, and the pay and quality of life you deserve. The security you have given us supports our strong economy - we must ensure that you and your families share its benefits. On this Armed Forces Day, all Americans join me in gratitude for your service to our nation.
Sound from the President is available on the White House Actuality Line at 202/456-5671
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