Today's news is filled with discussion about our national debt and what we must do about it. On this Veteran's Day, I would like to talk about another national debt -- the one we owe to our 24 million American vets.
Why purple? Because purple is a blend of red and blue. When our all-volunteer military men and women enlist to serve our nation, they don't sign up to serve a red state or a blue state, or one political faction but not another, they serve America.
Today, less than one percent of our nation serves in uniform. These men and women, along with their families, have sacrificed so much for us. That's why today should also be a time for all of us, as a nation, to think about what we can do in return.
It may be the government that calls people to battle, but it is the families and communities of those wounded by war that must help them to heal both the visible and invisible wounds they will carry the rest of their lives.