June 7, 1995

I am delighted to send greetings to the veterans of USS LIBERTY as you gather in San Diego, California, for your twenty-eighth anniversary reunion.

The liberties we enjoy as citizens of this nation were won at immense cost. Americans owe a lasting debt of gratitude to the crew of USS LIBERTY and to all of our veterans. I congratulate each of you, including those who are present only in spirit, on your brave service in defense of our nation and the cause of freedom.

Best wishes for a memorable reunion.

Bill Clinton

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Jim Ennes and Joe Meadors

USS Liberty