Veterans Day 2023

The tradition of celebrating our veterans on Nov. 11 began during World War I. The fighting between the Allied nations and Germany ceased on that date because an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

If you have an opportunity to thank a veteran today, please join me in doing so. A great many of our pilots are veterans, including your APA National Officers. Vice President CA Chris Torres and I flew fighter jets for the Air Force, and Secretary-Treasurer FO Pat Clark was a helicopter pilot for the Marine Corps. CA Torres, FO Clark, and every other veteran in our pilot ranks deserve our eternal gratitude for their service to this great nation. If they and countless others throughout our nation’s history had not stepped up, our world would be very different indeed.