I wanted to share with you a short video Administrator Fugate recorded to show his appreciation of our nation’s veterans:
At FEMA we are fortunate to have veterans from all five branches of our nation’s military working at headquarters, in our regional offices and on the ground. We appreciate all that they have done by serving in the armed forces and all that they continue to do with their public service here at FEMA. They bring extensive experience and expertise to every phase of the disaster cycle – preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
This nation continues to benefit from their selfless service and we cannot thank our veterans enough for all they have done. Throughout the year, we look for ways to honor our veterans. One such example took place in the Region III office in Philadelphia on Monday, November 7, when Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney held a ceremony recognizing the distinguished members of her team who have served in the armed forces.
Philadelphia, Pa., November 6, 2011 -- MaryAnn Tierney, FEMA Region III Administrator, addresses employees at a celebration for Veterans Day. Tierney celebrated those in the FEMA Regional office who have served in the military with a cake containing the seals representing the five branches of the military.
To the veterans in the FEMA family and to all of our nation’s veterans, thank you for your services and your sacrifices. And a special thank you to the families of military members for their shared support and sacrifices. On behalf of everyone here at FEMA, we wish you a pleasant Veterans Day. And if you would like to continue to show your support for veterans in your community, visit www.serve.gov to find an event near you.