Thursday, August 26, 2010
Not to put down the other services, but in my many years in the military I have worked with them all in some way or other, and I have to say this assignment is my best so far. I have not found any other service to be more professional, dedicated or just plain gentlemanly. The men and women of the Coast Guard are the grownups we all wish our children could be some day.
A brave heart is a necessity for our security, and you won’t find that lacking in the Coast Guard. It may be America’s smallest military service in terms of numbers, but they have the biggest responsibility…do it all, and do it well.
Well, not today.
Thank you; to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.