Remember – tomorrow is Veteran’s Day.
On Veterans Day, we celebrate the service, sacrifice and enduring achievements of almost 22 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform – at home and abroad – during times of both war and peace. On the 11th day of the 11th month, as we have in so many years past, Americans will reflect on our way of life and pay tribute to the men and women who made it all possible. At VA medical centers across America, we salute our fathers, mothers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, Veterans all, our neighbors, friends and colleagues. They are people who offered life’s most vital years in service to country – and sometimes sacrificed their health and welfare for us. They were our protectors and defenders, warfighters, peacemakers and peacekeepers. They were guardians of the greatest social and political experiment the world has ever known, representative democracy.