Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf gives featured remarks at the 2020 DHS Veterans Day Ceremony. Alongside Deputy Under Secretary for Management Randolph D. “Tex" Alles and other DHS representatives, Acting Secretary Wolf thanks the 56,000 veterans who make up the DHS workforce, and the 19 million Americans who have proudly served our country in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
Many of the missions of the Department of Homeland Security align with the deep sense of service and security that is fundamental to those who serve in our armed forces. We are proud to have more than 54,500 veterans—nearly 28% of our entire workforce—at the Department of Homeland Security.
Memorial Day is a time to recognize and honor those brave men and women of the United States military who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation.
A veteran – whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including his or her life
Today is Veterans Day. Please pause to thank a very special group of Americans—the brave men and women of our armed forces who have made the selfless and courageous decision to stand up to protect our country, our families, our rights, and freedoms. We owe each veteran a debt of gratitude and everlasting recognition for their sacrifice.
This Veterans Day, we asked our colleagues who are both immigrants and veterans what becoming a U.S. citizen meant to them. We received a variety of responses, but a common theme was service and pride in becoming an American.
Posted by Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute