2019 Veterans Day Message from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
On Monday, November 11, 2019 our Nation will honor each of you, America’s Veterans, who have served so faithfully and honorably. We will pause to remember the sacrifices our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have made in serving our Nation where and when they were needed. Veterans Day is more than a holiday; it is a day of heartfelt appreciation to all who have served our great country in the Armed Forces.
One way we at OPM honor our Nation’s promises is by making Federal civilian employment opportunities available when our servicemen and women lay their uniforms down. This is not only a matter of honor; the courage, integrity and determination that you displayed in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard make you ideal candidates for Federal Service. Every American benefits from retaining the dedication, leadership, skills and abilities Veterans have honed in the fast-paced, dynamic environments of our military services.
In the words of Theodore Roosevelt our 26th President:
“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.”
On behalf of our Nation and the American people, I thank you for your service – past, present, and future.
With gratitude, pride, and remembrance,