Veterans Day is a time to recognize the contributions of those who have served. Despite the efforts of the enemies of freedom, America remains the last best hope for the world because of the tremendous efforts of those who have served. From Luzon to Kandahar to Fallujah, the forces of good have triumphed over evil, to keep the world safe for Democracy, because of those who dedicate their lives to protect our values.
We continue to field the best military in the world, in large part because of the determination of our men and women in uniform, but also because we have continually refused to be second best when it comes to outfitting all branches of the military with the very best in equipment and the latest technology.
It's my sincere hope that that we continue to strive to give our troops the best of the best, like the next generation F-35 fighter jet and other advanced military technologies to dissuade would-be enemies from challenging the USA. Even in these uncertain economic times we must never forget that there are many that seek to displace our military superiority.
We haven't become the best by settling for second best. It's my hope, as Marine veteran, that President Obama, Senator Portman, Senator Brown, and our entire Ohio congressional delegation continue to equip our men and women in the Armed Forces with the latest and greatest.
Wes Retherford, Hamilton