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Governor’s Weekly Message: The Governor in Afghanistan

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011



Thanking Our Troops

Photos from Afghanistan are being continually updated as received: http://www.flickr.com/photos/delawaregovernor/6351833437/in/photostream

DOVER – In his weekly message, recorded in Afghanistan, Governor Markell thanks servicemen and women who continually and unselfishly display incredible levels of loyalty and patriotism in service to their country.  In Afghanistan, the Governor visited Delaware National Guard troops and other Service members currently deployed in support of U.S. military operations.   He traveled with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and other Department of Defense and military personnel as part of the Governors’ Delegation Program to visit deployed Service members overseas.

“The most eye-opening thing for me was to see was a soldier who had literally, just a couple hours before I got to the hospital at the Bagram Air Base, had come in having lost his legs,” said the Governor.  “This is the world that tens of thousands of American soldiers are working in – in Afghanistan. This is dangerous work and they are owed our incredible gratitude for the work they are doing on our behalf.”

The Governor looks forward to coming back home and to telling everyone personally about the extraordinary work of the hundreds of people from Delaware in the National Guard and the other Delawareans serving overseas.

“It’s important, you know, sometimes we go about our daily lives back home and you might read about what’s going on in Iraq and Afghanistan in the newspapers, see something on TV, but may not really think about it,” said the Governor.  “We have to remember these are our neighbors, they’re our friends. These are the people that we live with and they’re working so hard, fighting hard, for us.  Let’s be sure we thank them. And when they come home and we have the chance, let’s hire them as well.  Let’s do what we can to put our vets back to work.”

The Governor’s visit occurred between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

About the Governor’s Weekly Message:

At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets.   Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.   The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is: http://youtu.be/DGPVdVhPniI.

Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube –http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page –www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website athttp://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml.  All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas through http://ideas.delaware.gov.

Transcript of the Governor’s weekly message: The Governor in Afghanistan

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Governor’s Weekly Message: The Governor in Afghanistan

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011



Thanking Our Troops

Photos from Afghanistan are being continually updated as received: http://www.flickr.com/photos/delawaregovernor/6351833437/in/photostream

DOVER – In his weekly message, recorded in Afghanistan, Governor Markell thanks servicemen and women who continually and unselfishly display incredible levels of loyalty and patriotism in service to their country.  In Afghanistan, the Governor visited Delaware National Guard troops and other Service members currently deployed in support of U.S. military operations.   He traveled with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and other Department of Defense and military personnel as part of the Governors’ Delegation Program to visit deployed Service members overseas.

“The most eye-opening thing for me was to see was a soldier who had literally, just a couple hours before I got to the hospital at the Bagram Air Base, had come in having lost his legs,” said the Governor.  “This is the world that tens of thousands of American soldiers are working in – in Afghanistan. This is dangerous work and they are owed our incredible gratitude for the work they are doing on our behalf.”

The Governor looks forward to coming back home and to telling everyone personally about the extraordinary work of the hundreds of people from Delaware in the National Guard and the other Delawareans serving overseas.

“It’s important, you know, sometimes we go about our daily lives back home and you might read about what’s going on in Iraq and Afghanistan in the newspapers, see something on TV, but may not really think about it,” said the Governor.  “We have to remember these are our neighbors, they’re our friends. These are the people that we live with and they’re working so hard, fighting hard, for us.  Let’s be sure we thank them. And when they come home and we have the chance, let’s hire them as well.  Let’s do what we can to put our vets back to work.”

The Governor’s visit occurred between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

About the Governor’s Weekly Message:

At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets.   Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.   The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is: http://youtu.be/DGPVdVhPniI.

Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube –http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page –www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website athttp://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml.  All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas through http://ideas.delaware.gov.

Transcript of the Governor’s weekly message: The Governor in Afghanistan

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