The following speeches are designed for informational purposes or for your use as you plan for events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and speaking engagements for general audiences.

Memorial Day

  • 2018

    Suggested Remarks

    Thank you for being here today. I am deeply honored to stand with you, commemorating the sacrifices of those military men and women…

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  • 2017

    Suggested Remarks

    Thank you for being here today. I am deeply honored to stand with you, commemorating the sacrifices of those military men and women…

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  • 2016

    Suggested Remarks

    It’s an honor to stand in front of you and speak about something I hold so dearly…

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  • 2015

    Suggested Remarks

    It’s an honor to be here with you today as we come together to remember and to honor the service and sacrifice…

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  • 2014

    Suggested Remarks

    It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here with you all today as we come together in remembrance…

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Veterans Day

  • 2017

    Veterans Day 2017

    First and foremost, I want to begin today by recognizing all those among us who have been a part of the great brother-and sisterhood we call the U.S. military…

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  • 2016

    Veterans Day 2016

    First and foremost, let’s begin today by recognizing all those among us who have given themselves in service to the nation–our veterans, active-duty service members, guardsmen and reservists…

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  • 2015

    Veterans Day 2015

    I think it’s all too appropriate to begin by recognizing all our veterans, active-duty service members, Guardsmen and reservists present today…

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  • 2014

    Veterans Day 2014

    All gave some, some gave all. This is a truth we veterans know above all others, as it remains with us for a lifetime.

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