Senior Leaders Message on Veterans Day 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Veterans Day has both historic and patriotic significance as we pause to show past and present Service members our appreciation for their valiant choice to serve in America's Armed Forces. This year we proudly celebrate more than 21 million living Veterans, more than 9 million of whom served in the U.S. Army. These men and women represent the experience, technical skills and prestige of a noble profession.

It is important that we honor and thank the brave men and women who selflessly served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms. President John F. Kennedy said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

Army Veterans are Soldiers for Life, and deserve enduring access to resources even after separating from military service. To this end, we are committed to providing support to Soldiers during their military career as well as after separation from service. We continue to advance these efforts through initiatives with other federal agencies and industry leaders to ensure Veterans are connected with opportunities for employment, education and healthcare.

Join us in celebrating our Veterans for their legacy of honorable service and dedication to our Nation. These men and women represent the highest ideals of service and patriotism to our country.

Download the Army senior leaders tri-signed letter: Veterans Day 2015

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Current & Upcoming Events

November 2015

National Native American Heritage Month: Visit- Army.mil: American Indians in the U.S. Army

Military Family Appreciation Month: Visit Army.mil: Army Families

Warrior Care Month

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 12: White House Ceremony for Medal of Honor award to Capt. Florent Groberg

Nov. 13: Pentagon Hall of Heroes Ceremony for MOH Recipient Capt. Florent Groberg

Focus Quote for the Day

Warrior Care Month continues to remind us of our unyielding commitment to the wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their support network of Families and caregivers ... We are inspired by their resiliency in recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration as Soldiers and Veterans.

- Army senior leaders

Read the complete tri-signed letter: Warrior Care Month 2015- Show of Strength

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