White House Salutes Veterans

Provided by The Delaware News Journal (11.11.2019)

From the White House Briefing Room:

America has the greatest Armed Forces in the history of the world.  To those who serve and those that serve alongside them — their families and caregivers — we owe a debt we can never fully repay.  During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we recognize and thank them for their indispensable contributions and immeasurable sacrifices in support of our national security.  As we approach this season of thanksgiving, we send our gratitude to millions of service members, veterans, military families, caregivers, and survivors who have served and continue to serve our Nation.  

I have said many times, and it comes from my heart — we as a Nation have a sacred obligation to properly equip and prepare our troops when we send them in to harm’s way and to support them and their families, both while they are deployed and when they return home. – President Joseph Biden

The Census Bureau completed a study on America’s veterans in 2018 and reported that the number of veterans declined from 26.4 million to 18M between 2000 and 2018. The largest cohort of veterans alive in 2018 served during the Vietnam War Era (6.4M vets). The median age of veterans was 65.

This weekend the NFL honored veterans with their Salute to Service on-field activities. Since 2011, the NFL has raised over $51M for military and veteran support organizations such as the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, and Wounded Warrior Project.

In the 2021-22 school year students in Mr. Cardenas, Ms. Rivera, and Ms. U’s classes completed heartfelt letters to veterans and the letters were mailed out in late October.