In honor of Veterans Day, we thank each and every Soldier and Soldier for Life who has worn the uniform of the United States Army in service to our great Nation. From the members of our greatest generation to the veterans of the post-9/11 era, you represent the best of America and leave behind a legacy of honor and courage for all to emulate.
This year we also commemorate the centennial of Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, that hallowed and iconic reminder of the sacrifices of our forebearers.
The Army value of personal courage means facing fear, danger, and adversity. Sometimes that means putting oneself in harm's way, but it also means knowing when to ask for help. This year has been especially difficult for many of our veterans. We ask that you check in on the people in your life who have served. Make sure they have a "squad." If not, invite them into your own.
It remains our honor and privilege to serve with the people of the United States Army, past and present.
People First! Winning Matters! Army Strong!
Michael A. Grinston
Sergeant Major of the Army
James C. McConville
General, United States Army
Chief of Staff
Christine E. Wormuth
Secretary of the Army