The theme of Veterans Day this year is "Courage-Honoring All Who Served." As we honor and thank those who have served in our military, we must remember that for far too many veterans, the perils of service do not end with discharge from the military. If we truly want to honor all of our military veterans, we must ensure that the most vulnerable among them have the services and support they need and deserve to thrive as civilians.
Veterans Day has always had significant meaning to me coming from a long lineage of Combat Veterans. Seeing firsthand the significant impact they had on their generation and our country built an overwhelming sense of pride and passion to do the same. I knew from a young age that I would one day serve my country.