Vice President Kamala Harris praised military veterans on Veteran’s Day Friday while laying a wreath at Arlington Cemetery, calling them the “best of America” in a rare statement that just about everyone from every political viewpoint can agree with.
“Every day, through your life’s work and your example, you make America stronger,” she told the crowd that stood in the pouring rain to honor those that served in the military. “On Veterans Day, we come together to express our profound gratitude for all you have done and you continue to do.”
“Veterans represent the best of America,” she said.
It fell to Harris to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier because President Joe Biden is in Egypt at a U.N. climate change conference.
On the same day, First Lady Jill Biden spoke about a new program by the Biden administration to help children who act as caregivers for wounded veterans called the Hidden Helpers Coalition.
The first lady also attended the wreath-laying after holding a breakfast to honor veterans earlier in the day.
Harris mentioned Jill Biden’s work with the families of veterans during her remarks, saying, “While our veterans wore the uniform, they’re not the only ones who have served.”
The Hidden Helpers Coalition was launched earlier in the year in conjunction with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project.
In the Biden family, son Beau Biden who later died of cancer served in the military and was a veteran, which has given Jill Biden a soft spot for veterans and veteran issues.
Harris standing in
I guess we will file this under a broken clock being right twice a day.
Sure, there are a few radicals in the Democrat Party who speak out against the military and would probably not support veterans, but most people understand that the freedom they enjoy is due to the military service of others.
At least she managed to honor the veterans without messing anything up this time.