Well, it seems that Panetta DID have a press release…
Panetta Praises Troops on Armed Forces Day
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today thanked troops and their families for their service in an Armed Forces Day message, in which he also noted the importance of the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago.
“Let me take this opportunity to wish all our troops and their families the very best on this Armed Forces Day,” Panetta said in the message. “I hope you know that all Americans join me in gratitude for everything you do to keep us safe.
Panetta said the efforts of troops are noted and appreciated.
“Wherever and however you serve, you are an inspiration to me and to millions of your fellow Americans,” he said.
The service and sacrifices of men and women in uniform allow Americans to lead peaceful lives, he said.
“You fight for peace so that others don’t need to,” he said. “You work for peace, at home and abroad, so that others may know a better life. Your families share in that labor and in that sacrifice, so that other families need not endure the pains of separation and of strife. There is, perhaps, no more admirable calling.”
I dunno, did anybody hear about a parade? Or a thank you for the troops, or discounts for dinner maybe???
Thank you to all of you that have served and ARE serving, and to the families who stand by you.