THE WHITE HOUSE
August 12, 1988
It gives me great pleasure to send warm greetings to members of the 511th Parachute Infantry Association as you meet in Valley Forge for your 45th annual reunion.
Each of you has gone his separate way in the world, but--as this reunion proves once again -- your service and sacrifice together forged a bond of fellowship that time and distance cannot break. Together you confronted danger and endured terrible hardships, and together you rose to the challenge; you never faltered. Many of your brothers gave their last full measure of devotion so that others might live in freedom. Your accomplishments in defense of liberty will never be forgotten, and America's debt to you will remain far more than we can ever repay.
I take a moment with you to honor your brothers who can no longer answer roll call. God bless you all.