Veterans Day Message from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
On Friday, November 11, 2016 our Nation will honor America's veterans by remembering the sacrifice and faithful service they provided to our great Nation. Our gratitude goes out to all who served with honor and dedication in the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
As the President said in his 2016 Veterans Day Proclamation: "The example our Nation's veterans set throughout their lives is a testament to the drive and perseverance that define the American character. Let us uphold our obligations to these heroic individuals and never forget those who paid the ultimate price for our liberty. On this day and throughout the year, may we sustain their lasting contributions to our Nation's progress and carry forward their legacy by building a future that is stronger, safer, and freer for allThis month we pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed. However, my hope is that we continue throughout the year, to reflect on their service and sacrifice and reach out to our nation's veterans and extend our appreciation for their service."
At OPM, we will continue to lead and promote the President's Veterans Employment Initiative to improve employment opportunities for veterans and utilize the talents of veterans to help the government meet today's dynamic challenges.
As the vice-chair of the Federal Council on Veterans Employment, I will continue to work to ensure that current and future Federal leaders recruit, hire, and retain veterans, not only as an obligation, but to use their unique skills to enhance and improve Federal services to the American people.
I want to thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice. "Honoring All Who Serve" should not just be on Veterans Day, but throughout the year. Please know that OPM honors veterans every day.
Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director
U.S. Office of Personnel Management