“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” George Washington
“From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today.”
Governor John Hoeven, North Dakota
“Americans should always honor our veterans. At this moment, we especially need the example of their character. And we need a new generation to set examples of its own, examples in service and sacrifice and courage. These veterans have shaped our history, and with their values, your generation will help guide our future.” President George W. Bush
“Heroism is latent in every human soul – However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials – privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life.” Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,
“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” President Ronald Reagan
The Bold Pursuit salutes our nation’s Veterans, as well as all our men and women in uniform.
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