In honoring Veterans Day, I offer my profound gratitude on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America to all the men and women who have selflessly served our country as a member of the armed forces. I count myself lucky to have served among this honorable group that I know includes thousands of Scouting volunteers who continue to serve their communities and our nation by helping to shape the next generation of leaders.
These individuals epitomize the Scout Oath and Law, and I am humbled by their commitment to our country and the values we share as Americans and Scouters.
I ask each of you to join me in thanking the veterans in our lives this Veterans Day as we celebrate their service as a nation. I encourage you to also share your gratitude for these individuals on social media using #ThankAVeteran and #ScoutSalute. And If you are a veteran now serving the Scouting movement, I look forward to seeing what motivates your #ScoutingStories.
You may also wish to write a tribute for one of the nearly 4 million veterans who are interred in a national cemetery through the Veterans Legacy Memorial–a digital memorial provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is an initiative we were proud to support earlier this year, given the restrictions prompted by COVID-19, and an effort I think merits year-round attention.
Thank you for coming together as a Scouting community to show our gratitude.
President & CEO