Obama: New ‘Greatest Generation’
fter more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama called on Americans to turn their attention to the home front and honor the “new greatest generation” by building a country worthy of their sacrifices in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Invoking the spirit and the nickname of the generation of Americans who fought and won World War II, Obama called on Americans to focus on rebuilding at home.
“As a new greatest generation returns from overseas, we must ask ourselves, what kind of country will they come back to?” Obama said in his weekly address released Saturday.
“Will it be a country where a shrinking number of Americans do really well while a growing number barely get by? Or will it be a country where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules - a country with opportunity worthy of the troops who protect us?” Obama said.