Head of Pa. Guard: Honor veteran's every day

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 11, 2016 4:29 AM




(Harrisburg) -- The head of the Pennsylvania National Guard hopes people will remember and appreciate veterans today and every day.

Adjutant General Tony Carrelli says there would not be a United States without veterans who were willing to go to war for their country.

But because only about half a percent of the population serves in the armed forces, many people don't think about the sacrifices that have been made.

"All of our veterans, all of our service members essentially write a blank check when they put that uniform on, and some have had to completely cash out.," he says.

Carrelli says if you see a veteran at a parade or just out in the community, a simple, "Thank you for your service" goes a long way."

Those who want to do more can volunteer at one of the state's six veterans homes or make a donation online.

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