Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a ceremony honoring those who have served in the military on November 11, Veterans Day, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, live-streamed video from the event showed.
The vice president said, "We gather to pay homage to all those who have serviced our nation in uniform at home and overseas. She continued, “generations of veterans defended our country and our most sacred values.”
Video posted by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs on Friday shows the ceremony at Arlington, Virginia.
Harris was joined by first lady Jill Biden, as seen in photos from the event. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs via Storyful
KAMALA HARRIS: So we gathered to pay homage to all those who have served our nation in uniform at home and overseas, in times of war and in times of peace. Generations of veterans defended our country and our most sacred values from the fields of Yorktown to the trenches of the Marne, from the beaches of Normandy to the banks of the Chosin Reservoir and the streets of Saigon, from Baghdad to Fallujah to Kandahar.
You stood as one to protect our democracy and our freedom. And even when you returned home and took off your uniform, you continued to serve and to lead in communities across our country. Veterans, after all, are nurses and firefighters, Little League coaches, and small business owners, faith leaders, and elected officials, mentors, and teachers. Every day, through your life's work and your example, you make America stronger.