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Rick Snyder on Homeland Security

 


There is a cost to sending our military into harm's way

In April of last year, I made a trip to Kuwait and Afghanistan. On that trip, it was one of the most moving trips of my entire life. It was special to see the service that these fine people give our country. One special thing happened: I was on Forward Operating Base, Kunduz, in Afghanistan. It was with the 125th Infantry, a Michigan National Guard Unit. When I arrived they asked me to do a re-enlistment ceremony. So, I had the opportunity to swear people in to re-enlist in the United States Military, in the Michigan National Guard on the Forwarding Operating Base in harm's way.

To give you some perspective, we had well over 1,000 Michiganders serve and come back this year, and there is a cost and we need to understand that. This last year we lost nine service people that were Michiganders. So, I think it is only fitting that we send out thoughts and prayers at anyone in the Armed Services and all their families.

Source: 2013 State of the State Speech to Michigan Legislature , Jan 16, 2013

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