This year our Memorial Day activities are especially poignant as The Greatest Generation joins us to dedicate the World War II Memorial on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, DC The World War II Memorial will stand before us as a constant reminder of the great sacrifices and triumphs of a very special class of Americans.
This past weekend I was proud to take part in the commemoration of the World War II Memorial and salute the Greatest Generation. And I am proud to have the opportunity to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifices of Americans who took part in D-Day. Their efforts that day will forever stand as a defining moment in history.
At a time when the Nation was at its lowest point, this generation dropped their individual pursuits to form the most potent military and powerful civilian engine the world has ever known. American, fighting and working together, as well as with our allies around the world, overcame the tremendous dangers of that time. We freed the world from the shackle of totalitarianism and made freedom ring.
The women and men who have suffered military sexual trauma deserve our respect, compassion and commitment to provide them with ready access to counseling and treatment. I am releasing the report, which I have obtained through other sources, to shine a light on a serious problem that the White House wants to hide in the shadows,
The Republican tax cut threatens to undercut both veterans health care and the veterans educational benefits that have been recognized for decades as not only the long-standing obligation of the Nation to its veterans, but also as the best recruiting incentives we can offer to keep our armed forces strong and sharp.