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Veteran’s Day Salute to Service

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November 11 is a special day in history.  It coincides with the end of “The Great War” in 1918.  It also has evolved into a day to salute veterans of battles, wars, operations, or conflicts engaged by our armed forces.

The simplest way to express gratitude to a veteran is to say, “Thank you for your service.”  For someone who has not enlisted in the armed forces, it is imperative to understand the commitment it takes to wear the uniform of a military branch.

The website todaysmilitary.com explains the steps necessary to join.

Step 1: Take the ASVAB test which measures what skills best suit the recruit.

Step 2: Complete a physical examination which determines if your body can handle the rigors of service.

Step 3: Spend time with a service enlistment counselor who will help find your niche based on the above two steps.

Step 4: Take a solemn oath of enlistment.  Essentially it means the recruit makes a public statement to defend the Constitution of the United States and honor the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Step 5: Basic training begins either within two months and two days or at some time hence within the parameters of the Delayed Entry Program.

Service in the military is a serious commitment over a series of years.  It is not entered lightly.  To those who have taken a role as either a leader or as a loyal member within the ranks, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!

 

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