President Obama welcomes a group of wounded warriors to the White House to kick off their fifth annual Soldier Ride. The ride is a cycling event that raises awareness for our nation's wounded warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war.
Now, this is one of the most inspiring events that we do at the White House. We're joined by folks from every service. Tour after tour, year after year, you've done your duty. You've earned your place among the greatest of generation of Americans.
Of course, for our riders here today, coming home from war marked the beginning of another battle -- the battle to recover. In many ways, this might have been the toughest battle they've ever fought.
But I want all of you to know something. You inspire me. You inspire everybody here. So to all the riders here today, I want to say, as your Commander-in-Chief and as an American, thank you. We are grateful for you. You represent the very best in America. And in your fight to recover and in the ride that you're about to begin, we see the values and virtues that make our country great.
We may take a hit. We may endure great loss. But we are a strong and resilient people. We push on. We persevere. We're confident in our cause. And we know that, like generations of Americans before us, we will emerge stronger than before.