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Veterans Days Ceremony at Arlington National Cometary
Aired November 11, 2002 - 11:21 ET
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DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: So we go to Iraq, back here to the U.S. to Arlington National Cemetery. That is where President Bush is at a Veterans Day ceremony today. We're going to go ahead and join the ceremony and wait for the president's remarks.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We have the privilege of honoring them on Veterans Day in years to come just as we honor their role models here today. Above all, God, we earnestly pray for the miracle of your peace. Amen.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now the national commander of the Blinded Veterans Association Joe W. Burns will lead us in the pledge of allegiance.
CROWD: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please be seated. It is now my distinct privilege to introduce the leaders of the national veterans service organizations that comprise the Veterans Day National Committee. The committee was formed by presidential order in 1954 to hold this annual observance in honor of America's veterans and to encourage and support veterans day observances throughout the nation. Please hold your applause until I have introduced these special guests. Joe Burns, national president of the Blinded Veterans Association, Robert Partenstein (ph), national commander of the Army and Navy Union, sergeant major of the Marine Corp. retired David W....
KAGAN: All right. We're going to go ahead and get out of this for now. Once again, we are standing by for the president's remarks and when he does speak, we will go back live.
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