Bush pays tribute to Iraq war veterans for Veterans Day

Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, US President George W. Bush honored US troops past and present at a tearful ceremony Sunday for four Texans who died there. The White House had said Bush was going to use his Veterans Day speech to scold Congress for not sending him a veterans spending bill. But the president finished without any reference to the bill or Congress. "In their sorrow, these families need to know - and families all across our nation of the fallen - need to know that your loved ones served a cause that is good and just and noble," Bush said. "And as their commander in chief, I make you this promise: Their sacrifice will not be in vain."