Address by Senator John McCain on Veteran's Day in Afghanistan

It’s an honor to spend this Veteran’s Day in Afghanistan among what I believe to be the greatest generation of men and women serving in our military.  Today we honor you.  We are humbled by your example, and chastened in our pride that we, too, in our own way, have tried to give our country some good service.  It may be true or it may not, but no matter how measurable others’ contributions to this blessed country, they are a poor imitation of yours.  But they know the solemn and terrible sacrifice made by those who have not returned to the country you loved so well.