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Honoring All Who Served on Veterans Day 2011

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Veterans Enjoy a Free Applebee's Signature EntreeAs a Naturalized Citizens, Veterans Day always has tremendous meaning to my wife and I. For those who have or had family serve in the US Military, today is a special day of honor. I ask that everyone take a few minutes of their day to thank a veteran for the liberties and freedoms that we are so lavished with on a daily basis.

If you are a US Veteran or an active duty military, make sure to take advantage of the special promotion by Applebee’s. Enjoy a free Applebee’s Signature Entree today. Proof of service is required so do not forget to bring proper identification. 

Message from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Veterans Day 2011

November 10, 2011



Tomorrow, at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month of 2011, we will pause to honor America’s Veterans and celebrate their contributions to our way of life. Few have given more to our Nation than the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces in peace and in war. 

Generation after generation—from Bunker Hill and Bennington to Baghdad and Abbottabad—protected, defended, and preserved the principles and ideals that define our democracy. Across that remarkable sweep of history, today’s America was shaped at Lexington and Concord, Antietam and Gettysburg, in the skies over Midway, on the beaches of Normandy, in winter’s grip at Chosin Reservoir, in the heat of Ia Drang Valley, from the Persian Gulf into Afghanistan and Iraq by those who wore our Nation’s uniforms. Over twenty-two million living Veterans today embody our exceptional character and values as a people—each a line in our Nation’s history, but together many chapters towards today’s future. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs fulfills its obligation to serve Veterans, their families, and survivors of the fallen by living a set of core values defining who we are as an organization: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence—I CARE. Veterans trust that we will live these values, every day, in our medical facilities, our benefits offices, and our national cemeteries. And VA is committed to serving them. We are privileged to provide the very best in compassionate and quality care and services, delivered by our more than 300,000 employees. 

As we honor and celebrate the contributions of all of our Nation’s Veterans, we take special pride in those Veterans who work here at VA—over 100,000 of us—bringing to our mission the skills, knowledge, attributes, experiences, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of our fellow Veterans. Take a moment and visit VA’s Flicker site to see our photographs and snapshots from earlier times in uniform. You can access those photos today at:

I am privileged to join all my VA colleagues in saluting the service and honoring the sacrifices of the special men and women who walk the halls of our hospitals and clinics, offices and Vet Centers each day. God bless our Veterans. And may God continue to bless this wonderful country of ours.

                                                      Eric K. Shinseki

 Veterans Day 2011 National

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