MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says last week's presidential election is a reaffirmation of what veterans fought to preserve.
Doyle made his comments during a Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday at the state Capitol.
Doyle called John McCain one of the country's most revered veterans and Barack Obama someone who demonstrates that the doors of opportunity in the United States are open to anyone.
The governor also spoke about the significance of Obama meeting with President Bush on Monday in the White House as part of the peaceful transition of power.
Doyle says that in many places that conversation would never take place.
Doyle spoke to a couple hundred veterans who attended the ceremony.
It was one of many similar events across the state observing Veterans Day.