Gov. Walker: Honoring Those Who Serve

Gov. Scott Walker reflects on Sept. 11, 2001, and the veterans who serve the U.S.

The state partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses.  To download an mp3 file, you can right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”

On Thursday, Gov. Walker delivered the weekly radio address titled Honoring Those Who Serve:

Hi, this is Scott Walker.

This week, we marked the 11th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001.

When those who want to destroy our nation senselessly killed innocent citizens, we responded by banding together and moving forward.  Wisconsin stands with those who have selflessly served in the past, and those who are currently defending our freedoms abroad.   

It is important to remember the price individuals have paid for the freedoms we enjoy today, which is why last week I went to visit with Wisconsin National Guard Troops deployed in Kosovo.  They were deployed for Operation Joint Guardian, the NATO mission to ensure a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all residents of Kosovo. Those serving in Kosovo appreciated their home state supporting their efforts. 

As we remember the devastation caused by terrorist attacks, I encourage everyone to reach out to those families who have loved ones overseas or veterans who have served in the past to offer words of support and encouragement.  The brave men and women who volunteered to serve, protect the freedoms we enjoy today. 

Walker September 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Wow, now there's the pot calling the kettle black. Always vile & negative.
Walker September 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
According to the links you posted then it would be second lowest.
Terry September 19, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Some of them certainly are. I think the core of the democratic left is still the working class, union type. Unfortunately they have allowed their party leadership and positions to be dominated by the fringe elements, to their detriment.
$$andSense September 23, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Simple question. Were you drafted or did you volunteer?
Bernard Forand September 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM
What I find repulsive of Walker is how he abuses the rights of what these soldiers fought for. Bashing the voices of unions to represent laborers an their productivity distributions or even basic voting rights of our citizens. Aroma of plutocracy emanates from his policies. New York Time just did an article to give us a view from outside of this box that has and is constructed for us. Framing and skewing the facts and rights of individuals. Editorial New York Times. Voter Harassment, Circa 2012 Published: September 21, 2012 On the day of the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, the group used inaccurate lists to slow down student voting at Lawrence University in Appleton with intrusive identity checks. Three election “observers,” including one from True the Vote, were so disruptive that a clerk gave them two warnings, but the ploy was effective: many students gave up waiting in line and didn’t vote. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits intimidation or interference in the act of voting, but the penalties are fairly light. Many states have tougher laws, but they won’t work unless law enforcement officials use them to crack down on the illegal activities — handed down from Jim Crow days — of True the Vote and similar groups. This is but two small exerts from the article that goes further into voter rights being denied by the republican party.


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