Excerpt from the speech:
[…]“THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE”.You can download the full speech here
I’m always moved when I see men and women in uniform being thanked in public.
Total strangers, hands eagerly outstretched rushing up to soldiers in airports and shopping malls and earnestly thanking them for their service to our country.
Not in response to some spectacular act of valor splashed across the headlines, or to purple hearts pinned to their chests
or medals draped over their necks in Rose Garden ceremonies.
Just for the uniform/plain and simple. “Thank you for your service”.[…]