Saluting All Veterans and Remembering Civilians on Veterans Day

koreanNovember 11 is Veterans Day.  Originally named Armistice Day in honor of the signing of the agreement to end World War I, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.  In that year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered the first “Veterans Day Proclamation”.  Veterans Day is always observed on November 11 of each year, no matter what day on which it falls.

This Veterans Day, we remember and salute those living and deceased that have sacrificed so much for this country.  It is also our hope that the brave civilians assisting and serving on bases and forward operating theaters around the world are also remembered this day.

Many civilian personnel, in addition to military members, have been affected by water contamination at Camp Lejeune, or exposed to other toxins on bases and locations around the world.  We honor those who serve this Veterans Day and continue to support those whose health has been affected or whose family has suffered loss.  Join us in the effort to raise awareness of this key health and environmental issue and support all that have been affected.

Happy Veterans Day.


Executive Team

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Civilian Exposure

Civilian Exposure is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization/public charity working to Build Awareness, Accountability and Assistance for Civilians Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and all citizens exposed to any toxic contamination aboard all U.S. military installations. The effort continues to inform civilian employees and others affected by contamination to receive both the guidance and the justice they deserve.

About the Founder
A 20-year veteran of media, marketing, non-profits and entrepreneurship, Gavin P. Smith leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilians and veterans exposed to U.S. military contamination; the Keta Foundation, a collaborative foundation dedicated to mitigating modern slavery through economic improvement projects in Africa; and Gavin Consulting, a network of virtual experts serving global clients; He is also a former member of the CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Global Management with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business and a BA in History from Wake Forest University.

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