Veteran’s Day 2017
We, at Berkshire Group would like to express our gratitude to all Veterans. This is a gratitude we carry all 365 days of the year and appreciate that one day each year is specially designated as a day for our country to display its gratitude.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with it, the term ‘veteran’ means “a person who served in the active military, naval or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” Currently there are about 22 million veterans in the United States.
When each of those men and women enlisted they raised their right hand and swore an oath;
I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
This is a non-political, non-partisan oath to defend the way of life that is unique to the United States of America by defending that which defines and limits the powers of government as well as declaring the rights of every individual citizen of our Constitutional Republic.
What a high and noble service. Again, we thank and salute you!