DLIFLC Observes Veteran's Day
November 17, 2008
All services from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) gathered at Soldier Field here for the 89th observance of Veteran's Day.
Installation Commander and DLIFLC Commandant Col. Sue Ann Sandusky spoke about her appreciation for veterans.
"They served with a sense of duty, with courage and with honor," she said, "Their deeds large and small have shaped our country, preserved our freedom and defined who we are."
"Every veteran has helped give us the liberty we enjoy today. Every veteran deserves our undying gratitude and our commitment of care and respect," she said.
Guest speaker retired Lt. Cmdr. Marvin Quaid, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, spoke about his appreciation for the current military.
"You are a portion of the finest military organization the United States has ever had," he said. "You're the most educated, the most motivated, and I'm so proud of you and so thankful for you."
The ceremony ended with a pass in review of the troops and retreat of the colors.