Honoring Our Veterans
Tomorrow we celebrate Veterans Day across the United States. This day was established as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, which was in commemoration of the end of World War I. The war resulted with over 116,000 American military personnel giving their lives. In 1926 Congress passed the resolution for an annual observance, with November 11th becoming the national holiday beginning in 1938.
Veteran Commitment and Service
Unites States citizens have volunteered throughout history to serve and protect our country. This commitment and service has extended beyond the United States to be realized by countries around the world. The relentless pursuit of freedom and protection has commanded the ultimate price by many Veterans. They served through global battles to maintain our freedom as well as freedom of others around the world. Some of these historic and recent military operations have included:
|World War I||1917 – 1918||116,516|
|World War II||1941 – 1945||405,399|
|Korean War||1950 – 1953||36,516|
|Vietnam War||1955 – `1975||58,209|
|Beirut||1982 – 1984||266|
|Persian Gulf War||1990 – 1991||258|
|Operation Enduring Freedom||2001 – 2014||2,356|
|Operation Iraqi Freedom||2003 – 2012||4,489|
With the sacrifice of these men and women, families have also suffered through these losses. Each have endured the pain of loss and faced the reality of an arduous journey ahead. Even with such sacrifice, these families continue to have multiple generations of faithful members serve our country.
Active Military Personnel
Today more than 1.4 million men and women serve as active duty military. In addition over 800 thousand reservists serve our country. Many of these men and women have families that also sacrifice as their loved ones serve. Beyond military service, I have personally worked alongside many Veterans. They continue to serve our country and other Veterans by improving healthcare throughout the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Defense and other Government and Public Service Occupations. Today we honor all military personnel past and present along with their families for their sacrifices to our country.
The Protos Solution team extends our Prayers, Recognition and Warmest Appreciation to all of our Veterans!