Veterans Day is tomorrow, Nov. 11, so I'd like to take the time to thank members of the United States military, past and present, for their service and sacrifice. Click here for a list of Veterans Day events around the Salt Lake Valley.
President Barack Obama praised members of the United States military in a speech at Fort Hood, Texas today. "We need not look to the past for greatness, because it is before our very eyes," he said. Obama was in Fort Hood to honor victims of last Thursday's shooting rampage by Army Major Nadal Hasan, including Private Aaron Nemelka of West Jordan, who was killed, and Private Joey Foster of Ogden, who was wounded. "The stories of those at Fort Hood reaffirm the core values that we are fighting for and the strength that we must draw upon," Obama said. In talking about each of the victims, Obama mentioned that Nemelka was an Eagle Scout and came from a family with a tradition of military service.