Colonel Paul O’Toole, USMC (Ret) and President of the Camp Lejeune Retiree Council is a proud man. I had the honor of meeting this larger than life marine at a talk with a panel of Veterans from various armed services and various wars and conflicts. The Colonel was the moderator and the panel represented forces from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf wars. These proud men and woman recounted their experiences regarding everything from how technology has changed, how personnel communicate stateside, friendships formed while in the service, battle and rescue, and most importantly, how they sacrificed to protect the rights of every American. The times may change but the pride throughout the generations remains constant. Welcome home and Thank you, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen.
Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11th. Please take the time to let this day be the beginning of a renewed respect for Veterans by thanking them at every opportunity and by visiting a VA Hospital.