Veterans Day is Sunday, 11 November 2018. I choose to highlight Veterans Day as it has a distinct and special meaning to each of us.
Veterans Day remains a unique federal holiday with a purpose distinct from that of Memorial Day. Veterans Day is a day to thank and recognize veterans who are still living—and, in many cases, presently serving.
Memorial Day stems from the Civil War’s “Decoration Day” (when towns would decorate the graves of the fallen with flowers) and is set aside to remember and honor deceased veterans; both those who were killed in the line of duty and those who have since passed away.
A heart-felt “thank you” to each Veteran and each Supporting Spouse!
Upcoming Events: The regular board meeting will be on 7 Nov 18 at DSCC and the monthly general business meeting/luncheon will be 9 Nov 18 at the Berwick. Make your plans now for the Christmas luncheon, 14 Dec 18 at the 94thAero Squadron Restaurant.
Speaker: The luncheon on 9 Nov will feature a unique speaker. We have a female (Army) veteran who went from enlisted to officer, was severely wounded in Afghanistan, and is now in the recovery process. She will speak on the transition from enlisted to officer and her time in Afghanistan.
What’s on Your Mind– I want to know what’s on your mind, and if you have concerns about our Chapter or suggestions to improve what we do, please get in touch. I will make certain we consider your suggestions and try to correct any problems. Call me at 571-217-8897 or email me at SharTom123@AOL.com.