STAND-TO! Edition: Friday October 11, 2013


Today's Focus:

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an opportunity to recognize the talents, skills and dedication of Americans with disabilities who are a vital part of our nation and workforce. From our disabled veterans and civilians to our Soldiers returning home as wounded warriors, these men and women overcome physical and personal difficulties and demonstrate admirable courage and resiliency. Their strength in the face of adversity provides a model of resilience for our Army.

Individuals with disabilities successfully serve in our profession as logisticians, engineers, accountants, personnelists, strategists and more- all are warriors proving that they are equal to the task and more than capable of accomplishing any mission. They valiantly and unselfishly play a critical role in protecting our freedoms. By raising our awareness of our colleagues with disabilities, we increase opportunities for them to excel, and we all benefit from their achievements.

We express our sincere gratitude for the past and present contributions that individuals with disabilities have made to the success of our Army and our Nation. We encourage our entire Army family to publicly honor their service with appropriate commemorative activities in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

View the Army senior leaders tri-signed letter: National Disability Employment Awareness Month- Because We Are EQUAL to the Task

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Focus Quote for the Day

Our nation has always drawn its strength from the differences of our people, from a vast range of thought, experience, and ability ... During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we nurture our culture of diversity and renew our commitment to building an American workforce that offers inclusion and opportunity for all.

- President Barack Obama

From the Presidential Proclamation: National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2013

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