"This Veterans Day, I hope you will join me in honoring and remembering those brave men and women who have served our nation and defended our freedom. For Georgians, Veterans Day is especially important because our state is home to more than 700,000 veterans and thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. It is with great honor and the deepest respect that America says a very special "Thank You" to our veterans. Every veteran who has served our country is a true American hero. Let us commemorate Veterans Day by thanking those who have served in the past and those who are presently serving. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless the United States of America."