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奥巴马讲话 为退伍军人提供工作机会

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Hi, everybody. This week, America came together to salute1 our veterans -- to express our appreciation3 to all who served so that we might live free. But our gratitude4 should extend beyond what our veterans have done for us in the past. It should remind us of our responsibility to serve them as well as they have served us. It should compel us to keep our veterans central to the ongoing5 work of this nation.
 
In recent years, we've made historic investments to boost the VA budget, expand veterans' benefits, and improve care for our wounded warriors6. We've now slashed7 the disability claims backlog8 by nearly 90 percent from its peak. We're reducing the outrage9 of veterans' homelessness and we've helped tens of thousands of veterans get off the streets. The veterans' unemployment rate is down to 3. 9 percent -- even lower than the national average.
 
Of course, we're not satisfied. We've still got more work to do -- and I've directed my Administration to keep doing everything it can to fulfill10 our promise to our veterans. But this isn't just a job for government alone. We all have a role to play. Less than one percent of Americans are serving in uniform. So it's true most Americans don't always see and appreciate the incredible skills and assets that our veterans can offer. But every American should know that our veterans are some of the most talented, capable people in the world. They've mastered skills and technologies and leadership roles that are impossible to teach off the battlefield. They know how to get stuff done.
 
And as our veterans will tell you themselves, they're not finished serving their country. They're teachers and doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs, social workers and community leaders. They serve in statehouses across the country and in Congress. As I tell small business owners and CEOs on a regular basis, if you want to get the job done, hire a vet2. Every sector11, every industry, every community in this country can benefit from the incredible talents of our veterans.
 
Our troops and veterans give us their very best. That's what a soldier named Captain Florent Groberg proved. Three years ago, on patrol in Afghanistan, Flo saw a suicide bomber12 coming toward his unit. Without hesitating, Flo grabbed him by his vest and helped push him to the ground. When the bomb went off, Flo was badly injured, and four of his comrades were killed. But many more were saved because of Flo's sacrifice. Flo represents the very best of America -- and this week, I was proud to present him with the Medal of Honor for his actions.
 
Veterans like Flo, they deserve our undying gratitude. They deserve the chance to keep serving the country they risked everything to defend. And so we must come together to keep giving them that chance, not just on Veterans Day, but on every single day of the year. May God bless all those who serve and all who have given their lives for our country. And may God bless the United States of America.



  
1 salute     
vi.行礼,致意,问候,放礼炮;vt.向…致意,迎接,赞扬;n.招呼,敬礼,礼炮
参考例句:
  • Merchant ships salute each other by dipping the flag.商船互相点旗致敬。
  • The Japanese women salute the people with formal bows in welcome.这些日本妇女以正式的鞠躬向人们施礼以示欢迎。


  • 2 vet     
    n.兽医,退役军人;vt.检查
    参考例句:
  • I took my dog to the vet.我把狗带到兽医诊所看病。
  • Someone should vet this report before it goes out.这篇报道发表之前应该有人对它进行详查。


  • 3 appreciation     
    n.评价;欣赏;感谢;领会,理解;价格上涨
    参考例句:
  • I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to you all.我想对你们所有人表达我的感激和谢意。
  • I'll be sending them a donation in appreciation of their help.我将送给他们一笔捐款以感谢他们的帮助。


  • 4 gratitude     
    adj.感激,感谢
    参考例句:
  • I have expressed the depth of my gratitude to him.我向他表示了深切的谢意。
  • She could not help her tears of gratitude rolling down her face.她感激的泪珠禁不住沿着面颊流了下来。


  • 5 ongoing     
    adj.进行中的,前进的
    参考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。


  • 6 warriors     
    武士,勇士,战士( warrior的名词复数 )
    参考例句:
  • I like reading the stories ofancient warriors. 我喜欢读有关古代武士的故事。
  • The warriors speared the man to death. 武士们把那个男子戳死了。


  • 7 slashed     
    v.挥砍( slash的过去式和过去分词 );鞭打;割破;削减
    参考例句:
  • Someone had slashed the tyres on my car. 有人把我的汽车轮胎割破了。
  • He slashed the bark off the tree with his knife. 他用刀把树皮从树上砍下。 来自《简明英汉词典》


  • 8 backlog     
    n.积压未办之事
    参考例句:
  • It will take a month to clear the backlog of work.要花一个月的时间才能清理完积压的工作。
  • Investment is needed to reduce the backlog of repairs.需要投资来減轻积压的维修工作。


  • 9 outrage     
    n.暴行,侮辱,愤怒;vt.凌辱,激怒
    参考例句:
  • When he heard the news he reacted with a sense of outrage.他得悉此事时义愤填膺。
  • We should never forget the outrage committed by the Japanese invaders.我们永远都不应该忘记日本侵略者犯下的暴行。


  • 10 fulfill     
    vt.履行,实现,完成;满足,使满意
    参考例句:
  • If you make a promise you should fulfill it.如果你许诺了,你就要履行你的诺言。
  • This company should be able to fulfill our requirements.这家公司应该能够满足我们的要求。


  • 11 sector     
    n.部门,部分;防御地段,防区;扇形
    参考例句:
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。


  • 12 bomber     
    n.轰炸机,投弹手,投掷炸弹者
    参考例句:
  • He flew a bomber during the war.他在战时驾驶轰炸机。
  • Detectives hunting the London bombers will be keen to interview him.追查伦敦爆炸案凶犯的侦探们急于对他进行讯问。



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