Transcript for President Joe Biden gives remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral
Few days after Jones passed. I visited Arlington. National cemetery. More room. Sacred place. I'm solemn day. When we undertake fundamental lack of a remembers. And admit to moments. Where I was there and monuments stone. We remember each marker represented. Precious life. Remember the heroes and the greatest generation world has ever known. The bears. The noble name. United States of America. The only nation founded. I'm an idea. They were all created equal. Endowed by our creator. With certain inalienable rights. Including life liberty in the pursuit of happiness. And a democracy. That is the very soul. Of our nation. And must be defended. At all cost. The sole. Embodied by all those patriots buried in Arlington. The fields across the world. And by our dear friend. John Warner. Like many here I had the privilege of servant John. For three decades. The United States. While we're represented different political parties but. I games today without hesitation. Jong was a man of conscience. Character and honor. With the deep commit. God and country. Enlisted in the navy in the United States navy date seventeen. To fight World War II. Few years later. Listen in the Marine Corps. To fight in Korea. Eventually named secretary of the navy by President Nixon then elected the United States senate. I became a towering a respected voice. On foreign policy. National security. And defense. Second longest serving senator from Virginia. The longer serving Republican. Member of the greatest generation. And as said he understood. That democracy. Is war. And former government. Democracy is a way of being. He understood. It begins in grows in an open heart. With the Willy this to work across the aisle. And come together in common cause. And that empathy. Empathy. Is the fuel democracy. The will only news to see each other but as opponents. Not as enemies. Of overall. To see each other as fellow Americans care. Even while we disagree. From Johns perspective especially. We disagree. You know. The battle for the soul of America today. John Warner as a reminder. What we can do. When we come together. As one nation.
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