Veterans Day honors selfless service

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Debra Zedalis
Director, Installation Management Command-Pacific Region

ZedalisVeterans Day, Nov. 11, is set aside to honor veterans who have served before us and those now serving with us — in wartime and in peacetime. 

November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. 

June 1, 1954, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of veterans service organizations, changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor those who served in World War II and the Korean War. 

We honor all veterans for their selfless service this Veterans Day, especially our fallen comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

While we pause in remembrance of our military veterans, let us maintain vigilance over ourselves, family members and friends in preventing accidents and losses. This short break increases the possibility of accidents occurring from travel, as well as other off-duty activities.

Ensure that Veterans Day remains a day we remember the ones that have gone before us — not a day when you were involved in an incident.

I challenge you to enjoy Veterans Day by honoring our veterans, and come back alive and ready.

Category: News, Safety

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *