Martin Bashir | November 12, 2012
>>> this is the first veterans day in a decade in which there are no american troops fighting and dieing in iraq. 33,000 of our troops have now returned from afghanistan and the transition there is under way.
>> new projections out this year show that by the end of president obama 's second term, about a million new u.s. military members are expected to transition back into civilian life. they will join the more than 22 million veterans living across this country whose service truly defines the american spirit . on this veterans day holiday, may we pay humble tribute to the men and women who have served this great nation with honor and distinction.