America’s military veterans have served our country in battle during two World Wars, and in Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places near and far. They did their part. Many are still doing their part. On Veterans Day, it’s our turn to honor and serve them.
This Veteran's Day, AARP is reminding Marylanders and those across the county that we are dedicated to veterans--and with help from caring AARP members, our organization has donated over $311,000 to the USO helping open two Wounded & Family Care Centers.
AARP Maryland is proud to have Vietnam War veteran Clarence “Tiger” Davis as our State President and lead volunteer.
“[One] good thing about the military is that you develop life-long friendships/brotherhoods. I have "war brothers" in almost every state, and we still talk on the phone. Over the weekend, I spoke to at least a half-dozen brothers from California to Massachusetts, and I expect more calls today and tomorrow (because of Veteran's Day). Serving in the Vietnam War was an experience that has prepared me to tackle the work I do today," said Davis.
"I am proud to be a veteran, and will continue to help other veterans as AARP Maryland’s State President.”
AARP salutes those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces by sharing their stories – so we don’t ever forget. Here are a few more AARP resources for and about veterans:
AARP Salutes Veterans - YouTube playlist
Tribute to Veterans: Readers Share War Letters
Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam Memorial: 30 Years Later (YouTube)
Don't forget to thank a vet--on Veteran's Day and beyond!