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Remarks for Veterans Day.

October 26, 1975

[Recorded October 24, 1975. Released October 26, 1975]

ON THIS Veterans Day, we pay special and appropriate tribute to the men and women who put their lives on the line for their country--those who served in the armed services of the United States. We salute them for their part in the preservation of freedom and honor them for their courage and devotion to Country.

I ask all Americans to pause today in tribute to the priceless contribution of all veterans and, in particular, those who gave their lives so this Nation might live.

I urge your private and public expression of gratitude for the heritage of liberty and freedom which they have secured for all Americans.

Note: The President spoke at 12:03 p.m. in the Cabinet Room at the White House. His remarks were recorded for later use on radio and television.

Gerald R. Ford, Remarks for Veterans Day. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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