IMCOM-Pacific sends Veterans Day, Thanksgiving message

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments


Dr. Christine T. Altendorf
Director, Installation Management Command-Pacific Region

This month we celebrate two very important national holidays: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

Veterans Day honors all American men and women who have served in the armed services throughout our nation’s history. It provides us the opportunity to celebrate, in gratitude, and lets us recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of our warfighters ensuring our security and freedom.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I ask you to be vigilant in looking after the safety of yourself, your family and friends. Keep your mind on safety basics. Wear a seatbelt, don’t drink and drive, and don’t speed.

Your plan for a designated driver should not be created after you have had your first drink. Make sure you are not just driving safely, but that you are keeping an eye out for the travelers around you. The biggest hazards out there are the other drivers and those who try to multitask by also texting or using cell phones.

Although a time of joy and goodwill, this season brings particular hazards that can be unforgiving to the unprepared. Now is a good time for us to remember how to reduce risks on these holidays.

On Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, regardless of your holiday plans, please be aware of the hazards, take action to guard against them, and execute good safety practices. You are too important to your own families to fall victim to a preventable accident.

Be safe, enjoy the food and fellowship, and return to your organization with the spirit that makes our country great.

I wish everyone a safe and happy Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

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