To Members of the Military Outreach for Service and our friends and supporters:
In advance of this Veterans Day, the National Governance Board would like to thank all the members of Military Outreach for Service who have served our country and those who support our servicemen and women, all IRS employees who are active duty or military veterans, those who are or were caretakers of our wounded warriors, and families of military veteran employees. To all Veterans, we owe you a debt of gratitude for your dedication and sacrifices.
As of August 2013, more than 9,600 veterans worked at the IRS. We have a few of their stories on our Heroes page on our website.
And 2013 is the Year of Military Women, so a big SHOUT OUT to you. We have many female employees in our agency who broke new ground in the military by being among the first in their rating.
Some of our chapters have formal programs planned for this special day. The Peachtree Patriots of Atlanta and the MOST Chapter in Ogden, for example, are participating in their city’s annual Veterans Day parades. Kansas City is hosting a program featuring a Native American military veteran. Washington DC helped cosponsor a program featuring a wreath laying at the IRS 9/11 memorial and one of our members singing the National Anthem. (We apologize if any chapter was omitted.)
We encourage each of us to pause at 11 a.m. on November 11 to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Reach out and shake a hand, say “thank you”, do a small favor, visit a veteran, attend a ceremony at a VA or state veterans cemetery, visit a memorial, do something that says you are a Veteran.
Take a moment for yourself and enjoy some of the freebies or discounts (we have a list on our website). Most of all, be safe and enjoy your Veterans Day. And please feel free to forward this message to IRS military veterans in your area.
Sent on behalf of the MOS National Board of Governance
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Carol A. Permar, President
Allen L. Lichtenwalner, Vice President
Daniel Riley, Treasurer
Penny D. Heiner, SecretaryDavid W. Heiser, Communications Director