During last night's State of the Union address, President Obama honored Army Ranger Cory Remsburg. He said the sacrifice and resilience of the wounded war veteran should remind Americans that freedom doesn't come easy.

"Day by day, he's learned to speak again, and stand again, and walk again.  He's working toward the day when he can serve his country again," said the President.

The Sergeant First Class received one of the longest standing ovations of the night. Remsburg, who spent months in a coma, was the sole survivor of a 2010 roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.  He now spends about six hours every day in occupational, physical and speech therapy.

The President vowed to reduce a backlog of veterans benefit applications to ensure vets are taken care of.