Augusta has a gold mine in the Children's Medical Center, a place where I have the joy and privilege to work. I have the opportunity every day to see heroes -- though maybe not four-star generals like David Petraeus -- who do their best every day to keep our children safe and healthy.
I don't have enough room to name all the heroes or their heroic effects I have witnessed since we opened our hospital, but let me assure you, Augusta: Your children are lucky to live in this town. I leave work every day amazed at the fact that I work with heroes.
Gen. Petraeus will to go Afghanistan to protect our country from harm. The heroic physicians I work with will go to battle to keep your children healthy and safe.