Grocers Boost Security by Helping Economy: Speaker

LAS VEGAS — Retired Gen. Peter Pace, former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George W. Bush, said grocery store operators are doing their part to ensure the security of the United States by keeping the economy going.

LAS VEGAS — Retired Gen. Peter Pace, former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George W. Bush, said grocery store operators are doing their part to ensure the security of the United States by keeping the economy going.

Speaking here yesterday at the closing general session of the National Grocers Association's annual convention, Pace said, "We couldn't have a free nation without a good, strong military, and we couldn 't have a good strong military without a strong economy. Your businesses provide livelihoods and sustenance in so many ways for so many people, and I know how much those of us who defend this nation appreciate what all of you do for the economy and for providing support to the armed forces."

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