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Saluting All Veterans – 11 November 2017

This Saturday, November 11th, we observe Veterans Day. For almost a century, since the signing of the Armistice ending World War I, Americans have marked this day to remember and
thank our military Veterans.

Today, we continue this long tradition, honoring those who have served in all branches of our military, both in peace and in war. This includes all those who have fought in the great wars
of our lifetime—World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the War on Terror. It also includes those still serving around the world, whether in our local communities or in in such volatile
locations as Afghanistan and Korea.

Many of you might be a veteran. If so, thank you for the sacrifices you made for our Nation. The number of Americans serving in the military has declined as our county has gone from the era
of the military draft to the All-Volunteer Force, but all of you probably know a veteran. Veterans form a tie that binds our American society. Most of us have a brother or sister, father, cousin,
friend or colleague who has served in the U.S. military.

On this Veterans Day, take some time to attend a parade or visit a national cemetery or veteran’s hospital. There is sure to be one in a community near you. Take the time to thank a veteran
for his or her service. You might be surprised at the impact of the simple words “Thank you for your service.”

Please join me this year in saluting all our Nation’s veterans and honoring their service. Their dedication and sacrifices have made our Nation the great democracy that it is today.

 

Paul E. Owen, P.E.
Colonel, US Army Corps of Engineers
Commander, Southwestern Division

USACE Day use fees for service members waived on Veterans Day

DALLAS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

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The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

“We began this initiative in 2006 to support and honor the men and women who have served the nation and the armed forces,” said Maj. Gen. Ed Jackson, USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations. “This Veterans Day we invite our veterans, active and reserve service members, and their families to visit one of the thousands of USACE recreation sites throughout the country and enjoy their favorite outdoor activities, free of day use charges.”

USACE is one of the nation’s federal leaders in providing outdoor and water-based recreation hosting millions of visits annually to its more than 400 lake and river projects. It’s estimated that 90 percent of the USACE-operated recreation areas are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas offering diverse outdoor activities for all ages close to home. To discover a USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit www.corpslakes.us.