Sanders praises Navy SEALs: ‘Incredible heroism’

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mayor Jerry Sanders said Monday he couldn't be prouder of the Navy SEALs who took part in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

He said they showed “incredible heroism.”

“In San Diego, of course, the military is ingrained in the city's very identity,” Sanders said. “The servicemen and women with ties to the city have spent the past decade making utterly extraordinary sacrifices to win the war on terror.

“On behalf of all San Diegans, I offer my profound congratulations to the Navy SEALs for their historic accomplishment,” he said. “I also congratulate all those service members and other professionals whose daily sacrifices help keep this nation safe.”

At the opening of today's City Council meeting, Councilman Kevin Faulconer said it was important to express pride in America's armed forces.

“All of us, we San Diegans, know how brave and determined our troops are,” said Faulconer, who ran the meeting in the absence of council President Tony Young.

The Padres announced that any active duty-military or veterans can get two free tickets to tonight's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The players are expected to wear their camouflage uniforms, which are normally reserved for Sunday games.

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