Romney praises veterans in 9/11 remarks
September 11th, 2012
03:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney praises veterans in 9/11 remarks

Reno, Nevada (CNN) - On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Mitt Romney told National Guardsmen they were needed "now as much as ever before" to protect America in an uncertain and turbulent world.

The GOP presidential nominee marked the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with a speech to the National Guard Association of the United States in Reno Tuesday, where he recalled the horror he felt that day and laid out his views on ensuring an "American century."
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Biden received warmly at disabled veterans' convention
August 4th, 2012
03:20 PM ET
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Biden received warmly at disabled veterans' convention

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden was met with a warm reception Saturday at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Las Vegas, where he cast himself as a top defender of veterans’ needs.

"Let me be crystal, absolutely crystal clear: we're going to keep our commitment to American veterans, no matter what happens," he said.
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At VFW, Obama talks about promises kept
July 23rd, 2012
04:35 PM ET
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At VFW, Obama talks about promises kept

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday emphasized the fulfillment of his promise to end the war in Iraq and pointed to his administration's work for veterans over the last three and a half years.

"Four years ago I made you a promise. I pledged to take the fight to our enemies and renew our leadership in the world. As president, that's what I've done," he said while speaking in Reno, Nevada at the 113th convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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Obama campaign hails Iraq record ahead of VFW speech
July 23rd, 2012
09:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign hails Iraq record ahead of VFW speech

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's presidential campaign touted the candidate's achievement of ending U.S. involvement in Iraq in a web video Monday, hours ahead of Obama's address at the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nevada.

The video also came the same day attacks across Iraq killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens more. While overall attacks have dropped off in Iraq since the height of violence in 2006, insurgents have routinely targeted Iraqi security forces and civilians since the United States withdrew its troops in December.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iraq • President Obama • Veterans
May 29th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
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MSNBC host slammed for comment

(CNN) – After apologizing for questioning whether military casualties could be labeled heroes, the dust is still settling over an MSNBC host's comments that quickly set off a firestorm this Memorial Day weekend.

Chris Hayes, who hosts the Sunday program "UP with Chris Hayes," said in a long discussion on military service that he was "uncomfortable" with using the word "heroes" to describe those who die in combat.
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May 28th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
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Romney: The world is 'not safe'

San Diego, California (CNN) - Speaking to an enthusiastic audience of several thousand on Memorial Day, Mitt Romney cast the presidential campaign as a choice between a candidate who supports a strong military and one who would shrink the defense budget and weaken the nation's armed forces.

The presumptive GOP nominee underlined the urgency of his message by warning supporters the world was "not safe."
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Filed under: 2012 • California • John McCain • Mitt Romney • Veterans
May 28th, 2012
12:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama pledges support for veterans, families

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama used a Memorial Day ceremony to say it is time for America to properly welcome home Vietnam veterans and show them and their families the respect and gratitude they deserved but didn't receive decades ago.

"You came home and sometimes were denigrated when you should have been celebrated," Obama said beneath a scorching sun at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. "It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened. That's why here today, we resolve that it will not happen again."

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Romney releases new Memorial Day video
May 28th, 2012
09:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney releases new Memorial Day video

(CNN) - Ahead of Mitt Romney's Memorial Day appearance with Sen. John McCain in California Monday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee released a new web video thanking military troops and veterans.

"A lot of young Americans are risking their lives in distant battlefields today," Romney said in a statement. "Memorial Day is a day to give thanks to them, and to remember all of America's soldiers who have laid down their lives to defend our country. As we enjoy our barbecues with friends and families and loved ones, let's keep them in our thoughts and in our prayers."
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Poll: Romney leads Obama among veterans
May 28th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney leads Obama among veterans

(CNN) - As Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama take a campaign break to pay tribute on Memorial Day, a poll released Monday indicates the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has a big lead over Obama among veterans.

Fifty-eight percent of veterans support Romney, while 34% back the president, according to a new Gallup survey.
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ON THE TRAIL: May 28, 2012
May 28th, 2012
07:21 AM ET
2 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 28, 2012

(CNN) - The candidates take pause Monday from the campaign trail to commemorate Memorial Day. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds an event with Sen. John McCain at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego, California at 1 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama visits the Arlington National Cemetery at 11 a.m. ET, followed by a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.


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