Monday is the day of the year when we honor our nation’s
veterans. Although many of our veterans were drafted, this generation of
soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are part of something that is truly
remarkable….they are an all-volunteer force.
Many of them came from disenfranchised backgrounds and saw the military
as a way to improve themselves. But what’s truly amazing is that they
volunteered to do it in the midst of ongoing combat operations. Operations where we were losing men and women
on a daily basis. Despite this, they signed the dotted line and shipped out. In
this spirit, I’d like to say that this generation of veterans truly embodies
the personably responsible enterprising spirit that our Nation was founded
upon. As a side note, the Enterprise is
one of oldest namesakes in the United Sates Navy – first used in 1775.
Please take a moment at
some point during the day and consider thanking a vet for their service.