30 Mar '12, 5pm

#SecDef spoke about President Eisenhower's enduring legacy at an award ceremony this week:

Well, thank you very much. I’m very honored. For those of us who have dedicated our lives to public service—this is really a lesson for the Presidential Fellows—let me tell you something, you’re not going to make a hell of a lot of money and you’re going to endure a great many challenges and pain in public service. But there’s one great reward for public service. The reward is that if you can make the lives of your children a little better for the future, then that makes it all worthwhile. To be able to receive this kind of honor also makes it very worthwhile because it is a recognition that in the end, the work that you do and the struggle you endure through thick and thin is worthwhile. A young President said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” And in many ways I think Dwight Eisenhower and this award recognizes that your de...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1662

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