Greetings to the Brothers, fellow Veterans, Family, and Friends!

It is with esteem and honor I greet you on behalf of the brothers of the Third District. Today, we have yet another opportunity to celebrate and show our gratitude to our veterans for their service to America. We are thinking of you and cannot begin to thank you enough for all you have done and continue to do for our country. We, who continue to live in the freedoms provided by your service, will always be eternally grateful to those who helped lay the foundation and preserve these freedoms. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

We must remember without Veterans Day; many Americans would have the potential to forget the sacrifices that our veterans made and continue to make. Less we forget, some paid the ultimate sacrifice with their life. Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of the day of the week it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, willingness to serve, and sacrifice for the common good.

Omega men have and continue to play a vital role throughout history as it relates to the service to our country. A few notable Omega Men were the honorable Bishop Edgar A. Love and Dr. Oscar J. Cooper, who we recognize for their duty and distinguishable service. A notable mention of the country recognizing our veterans would be the recent posthumous promotion of Brother Brigadier General Charles Young.

We all should acknowledge and support veterans. This is extremely important today as veterans experience hardships in multiple areas compared to the general American citizenry. One such area is homelessness. In a recent Third District Digest, our Military Affairs Committee published the Awards Program District-Wide Event encouraging chapters to plan and participate in activities to end and/or prevent veteran homelessness. I am confident that with our collective brain trust, we can develop solutions for veterans to obtain secure and appropriate housing.

Finally, Brothers of Third District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. continue to be men of distinction, standing in the gap, answering the call of DUTY, and demonstrating bravery and courage in the face of the most difficult of times. This is what all real men do.

Veterans, we salute you. May God bless you and your families. Please continue to remain safe and healthy in these challenging times.

In Friendship,

Conrado B. Morgan
Colonel (Brother) Conrado B. Morgan, U.S. Army Retired
District Representative
Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc /