SMA reflects on Veterans Day

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — As the nation prepares for Veterans Day (Nov. 11), Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III reflected on the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans.

During a visit to Soldiers in Hawaii, earlier this week, he spoke about the importance of honoring those who have worn the uniform.

“Hundreds of thousands of Americans have given their lives to provide stability and meet the national objectives of the United States of America, and we should never forget and never be in a position where we don’t honor their service and sacrifice,” he said.

Veterans Day celebrates and honors America’s military service members for their patriotism, love of their country and willingness to serve the nation. The Army’s Soldier for Life program aims to do just that each and every day by creating the mindset of “Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier.”

Soldier for Life is an Army program established to focus on helping Soldiers remain strong by staying connected to the Army when they transition out of uniform and as they reintegrate into civilian society as leaders and role models in communities across the country. The program also helps veterans establish and form a lasting link to America’s Army.

“As Soldiers, we have a duty to look out for one another, to help one out,” Chandler said. “If we do that, then I think that our Army will be successful in the future.”

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