President-Elect Lays Wreath, Pays Tribute To Veterans

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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President-elect Obama is making a Veterans Day pledge to Americans who've served in the military.

In a statement, he said he'd work to make sure America serves those veterans as well as they've served their country.

He said, "As your next commander in chief, I promise to work every single day to keep that sacred trust with all who have served." He praised what he called "the extraordinary service and selfless sacrifice" of veterans who he says have "defended the American people and stood up for American values."

Obama today took a brief break from his work of mapping out his administration and monitoring the economic crisis. He marked Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the bronze soldiers memorial between the Field Museum and Soldier Field in Chicago.

He was accompanied by Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost her legs in combat, and who later ran unsuccessfully for Congress.

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