November 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.