Today is November 11, 2020 we celebrate Veterans Day! I urge you to share some semblance of gratitude with the military veterans in your life
The best thing about serving in the greatest Army on the planet for 27 years, 11 months, and 11 days is the men and women I had the honor to meet.
I loved serving and I love them. The crazy thing I've noticed over the past few years is the distance that's seeped into the nooks and crannies of relationships because of so much foolishness associated with how we view the world.
Whether you wear a mask or don't believe they are effective, I still value our time together. Whether you support Trump or Biden, I still value our time together. Whether we served together when I was a private or a cadet in ROTC at the University of Southern Mississippi or somewhere along my military timeline; I value our time together.
The point is I'm grateful to have served and I value each of you.
I’m grateful to Jil Hinds and AARP-Georgia for this opportunity to speak with you today.
I participated in Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia with the XVIII Airborne Corps, in Operation Iraqi Freedom with Central Command in Qatar, and in Baghdad, Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division. I served 27 years in the greatest Army on the planet. My name is Angela M. Odom and I am a proud Army veteran.
Since 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the American people observed November 11, first as Armistice Day at the end of World War 1 and now as Veterans Day. I thank all who are here and all who will gather around this nation over the next few days to continue this great tradition of celebrating men and women in the Army,...
November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I fighting at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). The day became known as “Armistice Day.” In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.
As a reminder, Veterans Day is day set aside to honor men and women who served in one of the branches of the US Armed Forces during both peacetime and in times of war or military conflicts. We honor men and women in every military specialty to include those who deployed to a foreign country as well as the men and women who remained stateside during their time of service. I'm grateful for every single veteran, whether they served for 30 days or 30 plus years. The point is they are part of the less than one percent of our great nation who has served and each one is indeed a military veteran.
The Armed Forces includes all five branches;...