Dick Cheney Letter 2007-07-21
|Dick Cheney Letter 2007-07-21
|A letter by Dick Cheney to his grandchildren written on 2007-07-21 when Cheney was serving as Acting President of the United States. This is the only written document known to have been signed by a serving Acting President of the United States.|
Dear Kate, Elizabeth, Grace, Philip, Richard and Sam,
As I write this, our nation is engaged in a war with terrorists of global reach. My principal focus as Vice President has been to help protect the American people and our way of life. The vigilance, diligence and unwavering commitment of those who protect our Nation has kept us safe from terrorist attacks of the kind we faced on September 11, 2001. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the members of our armed forces, intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies and others who serve and sacrifice to keep us safe and free.
As you grow, you will come to understand the sacrifices that each generation makes to preserve freedom and democracy for future generations, and you will assume the important responsibilities of citizens in our society. I ask of you as my grandchildren what I asked of my daughters, that you always strive in your lives to do what is right.
- http://swampland.time.com/2007/07/31/grandpa_cheney/ (last accessed 2012-09-07)