Posted on November 10, 2003
Tennessee is the Volunteer state. From the battle of King's Mountain in the Revolutionary War, through the Mexican War, the Civil War, and our World Wars — Tennesseans have volunteered. And we have honored those volunteers. And we have honored them as veterans. As this nation devotes a day to our veterans, we should especially honor our Tennessee veterans because so many Tennesseans — thousands — are serving in the battle against terrorism — men and women in active duty, as well as men and women in the National Guard, and those in the reserves. The best thing we all can do on this Veterans Day is this — to try to show as much respect and honor to our veterans as our veterans have always shown to our country.