PoliticsNation | November 12, 2012
>>> today all across the country, federal officers and many public schools were closed in honor of our nation's veterans. on sunday, the president marked veterans day by laying a wreath on the tomb of the unknowns and addressing those who gave so much in the service of their country.
>> this 9/11 generation who stepped forward after the towers fell and in the years since have stepped in to history. running one of the greatest chapters of military service our country has ever known. tour after tour, year after year, you and your familieses have done all that this country has asked. you've done that and more.
>> the president noted that this is the first veterans day in a decade in which there are no american troops fighting and dieing in iraq. there are still 68,000 u.s. troops serving in afghanistan, but president obama has promised to pull them out by the end of 2014 . an entire generation of americans have grown up with a nation at war. it is now time to focus on peace. it's time to take care of our veterans p. and as president obama says, it's time to do some nation building here at home. want to give your family the very best . and as president obama says, it's time to do some nation building here