thanking service members

7 Ways to Thank National Guardsmen & Reservists

Members of the National Guard and reserve provide a unique service to our nation by serving as both citizens and warriors. They are an extraordinary example of responsibility and commitment. They may be called to active-duty service at any time to help with relief efforts of natural disasters, national emergencies and other crises, as well as serve in a combat environment. These service members deserve our thanks for their dedication and sacrifice, and our support in helping them transition from civilian to warfighter and back.

Do Something Meaningful For Veterans Day

On October 8, 1954, Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation [PDF 101KB] encouraging “widespread observance of this anniversary” and asking "all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry [to] join hands in the common purpose.”
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