This Veteran’s Day all of us here at the Human Rights Campaign would like to thank veterans for all that they have done, and continue to do for our nation. During this day of remembrance, let us also take a moment to honor those warriors who are no longer with us. They gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we owe them each an enormous debt of gratitude.

Let us not forget those who are currently serving overseas. Our thoughts and wishes are with them and with their families back here at home.

As a former Army Staff Sergeant, I would like to personally thank all of my brothers- and sisters-in-arms for their service. It is you who supported me to through the good times and bad of eight years in the U.S. Army. This will be my first Veteran’s Day outside of the military, but I can rest easy knowing that our forces are in the capable hands of those who continue to serve. From me to you, and with the support my colleagues here at HRC, your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated.

The work we do here to improve the lives of LGBT Americans would not be possible without the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. We sincerely hope that everyone will take some time today to thank a veteran for all that they have done.

With the Senate returning to wrap up the 111th Congress next week, HRC will continue to push the Senate to make “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”– the discriminatory law that continues to harm our nation’s military– a thing of the past.

From all of us here at HRC to those who have served, and those who continue to serve: Thank you.

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