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Military Service Appreciation Dinner 2013

Military Service Appreciation Dinner 2013


[MUSIC] It’s just a, an exceptional honor to
welcome all of you to the military service appreciation dinner
this evening. Please join me in giving a very warm GSB
welcome to John Taylor.>>So I understand that one of the
purposes of tonight’s dinner, I wrote it down, was to honor the
outstanding contributions courage, committment, of past and present service
members around the world. So in very much it’s the same idea, where by honoring one person we’re
honoring everyone. I could go on and on with many of these ideas, action,
courage stories of George Shultz. It’s really amazing to me actually, all
the things that George does now. It’s incredible. I don’t think anybody can keep up with
him, cause he’s working on all these new
problems. Social security, healthcare, drugs, you
name it, it’s all over the place. Again, ideas, action, and courage. So let me end with a memo to the new
greatest generation. Duty calls. As George the Marine would say, stack arms
and get the hell out of here, and use the courage you gained in the
military, to put your ideas into action. Thank you.
[APPLAUSE].>>Tonight’s event is the fifth annual
military service appreciation dinner. And there’s no veteran among the GSB
community, that’s more accomplished or more deserving than secretary Schultz.>>As a son of a Marine Corp officer, my
father taught me at an early age about two fundamental
principles that every Marine shares. The first, the Marine Corp moto, Semper
Fidelis. This oath distinguishes the Marine Corp
bond from any other. It guides marines to remain faithful to
the mission at hand, to each other, to the corp, and to the
country, no matter what. And so, tonight the GSB Veterans Club
would like to honor George Pratt Schultz, for 71 years of on duty service as a
statesman, a scholar, a businessman, but above all, a United
States Marine. We’ll present him with this years Military
Service Appreciation Award. Semper Fi Secretary Schultz. Semper Fi. [APPLAUSE].>>I appreciate this tremendously as it comes from those who have served veterans. So I’d like to say that I believe the
Marines, all the veterans have gotten a lot out of being welcomed
back in universities like Stanford, and we benefit greatly, I benefited
greatly. We also bring a lot to the party. So let me give you a few examples. The things I think your service brings to
the party. What you learn. You have to be careful with your words. And then you have to follow through. If you’re studious to the people who are
under your command, you have to be careful. You have to be thinking about them. You have to be leading them. You have to do, whatever, whatever you
want them to do, you have to be willing to do. You have to be part of them. This idea, this ethic of service to the
people who are working for you, in many respects
in our society, has been lost. If you are gonna commit your people to
combat, they come first. Officers eat last. Thank you. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC]


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