Greetings Brothers, Fellow Veterans, Family, and Friends,

On Veterans Day 2023, with the tension across the world, we salute all Omega Brothers who have and continue to serve in the military and come together as a nation to pay tribute to our courageous men and women who have dedicated their lives to the service of our country. This day holds special significance in my heart as we honor the remarkable contributions of our veterans, whose selflessness, sacrifice, and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark on our nation’s history.

“African American veterans have faced not only the challenges of war but also the challenges of prejudice and discrimination. On this Veterans Day, we recognize their strength, resilience, and their role in shaping a more equitable society.” – John Lewis
The impact of our Omega’s military brothers and veterans cannot be overstated. Our brave soldiers have stood on the front lines to protect our freedoms, uphold our values, and ensure the safety and security of our nation. Veterans’ resilience in the face of adversity, determination to overcome challenges, and unwavering loyalty to duty have inspired us all.

Our veterans have defended our nation and contributed to the betterment of our society in countless ways. Veterans bring a wealth of skills, leadership qualities, and a strong sense of purpose that continues to benefit our communities long after their military service has ended. Our veterans’ dedication to service doesn’t stop when they hang up their uniforms; it carries forward as they become leaders, mentors, and advocates in our civilian world.

Let us remember the stories of courage and sacrifice, resilience and determination, and the sense of duty and honor that define our veterans. Let us honor our veterans by supporting them and their families, recognizing their value to our communities, and fostering an environment of inclusivity, respect, and gratitude.

Our veterans are not just heroes on the battlefield; they are heroes in our daily lives. They teach us the importance of unity, perseverance, and the enduring spirit of service. They remind us that, together, we can overcome any challenge and build a brighter future for ourselves and generations to come.

To all my fellow veterans, we extend our deepest gratitude and respect. Your contributions are a beacon of hope and inspiration for us all. Happy Veterans Day!

“Strengthening The Brotherhood Through Friendship And Fellowship”

Brother Shawn R. Lacey
Third District Representative