"The American People can take legitimate pride in their Armed Forces. They are unequaled in strength, unrivaled in professionalism, and
unprecedented in success. As the great Louisiana historian, Stephen Ambrose, reminds us, the American G.I. is the first soldier in history to be welcomed in other countries as an icon of freedom. As a
member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, it is my duty to ensure that these selfless men and women have the resources and support that they need to provide our national security."
-- Sen. Mary L. Landrieu