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Veterans Day 2020

The Office of Professional and Workforce Development (OPWD) recently had three flagpoles installed as part of our TREEO Facility Update. Now we proudly display the National flag, POW flag and State of Florida flag 365 days a year.

In honor of Veterans Day, we have flown all six military flags (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine, Space Force) every day this week.

“This Veterans Day marks the 102nd anniversary of the armistice with Germany to end World War 1. […] Of note, […] 1 percent of the American population serves in the military. These are the people who take an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. These are the people who willingly accept the risk to their own lives to ensure all Americans have the freedom to enjoy the privilege of living in the United States of America.” – Andy Campbell, Director of OPWD and Navy veteran, wrote in an office-wide email Monday.

“There are two major holidays that recognize those who have served in the military. […] Veterans Day is for those who have served and those who are currently serving. Veterans Day is a stark reminder that it takes our citizenry and their sacrifice and their family’s sacrifice to keep us free. Memorial Day is for remembering those who died in the service of our great country. The ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. It is a stark reminder of the cost of freedom.”

Please take a moment this week to remember our veterans and their families.

Written by:
Courtney Hancock

Published:
November 13, 2020

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