A Veterans Day Message

This Veterans Day, we join President Obama, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the entire country in honoring our Nation’s veterans. Since the dawn of our country, these brave men and women have fought for and protected the freedoms that make America great. We owe them our deepest gratitude all year round, but today, in particular, we pause to thank them for their selflessness and their service.

There are many ways to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces this Veterans Day. Join a ceremony near you, and lend your voice online to a simple message of thanks on social media. The VA offers a variety of web-based and phone services online, particularly for veterans in need of mental health services. Visit this page for more information.

Here at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, we are proud to work alongside veterans who lend their talent and energy to the important task of reducing drug use and its consequences across the country. Before he led ONDCP or the Seattle and Buffalo police departments,  Director Gil Kerlikowske served in the United State Army, where he was awarded the Presidential Service Badge.  

This weekend, we honor our ONDCP leadership and staff who have served proudly, as well as the millions of veterans across the Nation.

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