By U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama
USACRC_2021_Veterans_Day_Message_211022.pdf [PDF – 228.4 KB]
On November 11th, we pause to reflect on the history of this great Nation and honor all those who fought to defend it. Originally titled “Armistice Day” and intended to celebrate the end of World War I, “the war to end all wars,” Veterans Day allows us to give thanks to veterans past and present, men and women from all walks of life and all ethnicities, who stood up and said, “Send me.” We recognize your sacrifices, your sense of duty and your love for this country.
Veterans Day is also the beginning of the longer holiday season, and a time of travel and many off-duty events. Use this opportunity to check on your fellow Soldiers. A simple question inquiring about their holiday plans or a reaffirmation of their importance to you, the Army and this country has the potential to make a difference and keep them safe and alive. Read the rest at army.mil.