Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our VeteransDear Friends,

This Saturday, across the country many of us will be attending events or finding some way to honor our military veterans. We will be joining others across the world who will also be observing holidays honoring members of their armed forces. Whether we commemorate Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, or Veterans Day we will all be giving thanks to the many men and women who have bravely served our country.

In the United States today there are nearly 20 million military veterans, 132,000 of which reside in Orange County. These are men, women, grandparents, parents, sons, and daughters who have all given so much to their country. Tomorrow, we thank them all for their sacrifice to protect our way of life. We often take our safety and freedom for granted, without considering the millions of individuals who have selflessly fought to preserve it. Let us keep these patriots in mind tomorrow and, also all of the freedoms we enjoy due to their bravery.

We are forever grateful to those who have sacrificed so much for safety and freedom. I hope you all join me in supporting our Veterans this Saturday.

Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving our great nation.

Sincerely,
MICHELLE STEEL
Chairwoman, Second District
Orange County Board of Supervisors
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