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Hello everyone, it’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Chasity, for that kind introduction. Today we honor the service of our brave men and women in uniform and remember the sacrifice of those who fought and died to keep America safe. To our veterans across the armed forces – thank you. Regardless of whether you served at home or abroad − we are deeply grateful to you and your families...

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