[Video] Sec. of Defense Panetta recognizes Pride Month The GA Voice Editors June 15, 2012 Politics What a difference a few years can make, huh? “Pursuit of equality is fundamental to the American story,” Panetta continued. Check out the entire statement below: Top photo: Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta (via Defense.gov) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website four × 8 = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.