General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to American Gold Star Mothers on Sunday during their 75th annual national convention in Arlington, VA.
"I would never ever suggest that I know what you've been through," said Dempsey, to the mothers of some of our men and women killed at war. "But I am thrilled that you're here going through it together, so well done to the Gold Star Moms, Gold Star Dads and Gold Star Families associations."
"Those of us still serving love you and we will do everything we can to honor the sacrifices that your loved ones have made."
Here's the video of General Dempsey's remarks: