Veterans Day is a time to reflect

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  • By Col. Jenise Carroll, 75th Air Base Wing commander

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Veterans Day is a special day set aside to remind us to think about the sacrifices and service of our veterans…men and women who have valiantly and selflessly devoted their lives to something greater than themselves.

This day has been celebrated since 1919, when it was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. Today, it honors veterans of all wars.

Whether you wear the uniform today, or wore it decades ago, you have stepped forward and served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States.  Every one of you deserves the admiration of our entire country. 

At this moment, nearly 400 Airmen and Guardians from Hill Air Force Base are deployed in countries around the world, conducting military operations and providing humanitarian care for individuals of nations around the globe. This Veterans Day, let us honor these Airmen and Guardians.  And let’s not forget the families our teammates left behind.

We are lucky to enjoy the freedoms we have today; to live, work and play where we choose.  Take the time to think about those military men and women, past and present, who took an oath to serve, to defend, and to provide for the things you enjoy.

I wish all of you a safe, enjoyable holiday. I'm proud to serve with you and I thank you for your commitment to Hill AFB, the Air and Space Force and our great nation.