Gen. Dennis L. Via

Each year on Nov. 11, Americans pause in their daily routines to recognize our nation's veterans. It is the day set aside to recognize and honor the men and women who have served this nation and protected and defended our great Constitution.

In communities like the one Team Redstone calls "home," we are reminded daily of the efforts and sacrifices of our veterans. At the U.S. Army Materiel Command, 34% of our civilian workforce have worn the uniform of one of our military services. We live and work among those who have served -- and are still serving -- today.

Our workforce at Redstone Arsenal -- military, civilian, and contractors -- work diligently every day to support the Joint Warfighter, both at home and in multiple theaters around the world. Our service members know what it means to sacrifice -- to miss birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays with their Families.

America's patriots have selflessly gone off to war time and time again. From the Revolutionary War to Operation Enduring Freedom, from Gettysburg to Salerno, from Bastogne to Bagram -- their commitment knows no bounds.

On Veteran's Day and every day, I encourage you to provide our Veterans the respect they have earned and the opportunities they deserve. Take time out of your day to thank a veteran for their service and their enduring sacrifices.

Army Strong!

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