Veterans Like You Make This Site Possible

Veterans Like You Make This Site Possible

I have had the pleasure of speaking to so many of you over this past year. Since we started the Member Profile series on the GovX blog, we have published over 50 stories, many of which have been about active duty military service, or reflections from veterans from every branch nationwide.

  • There was Glenn, the badass cancer survivor and Navy vet who served as a supporting crew member during the discovery of the Titanic wreck.
  • Last week, I got to speak to Abdul, the Coast Guard JAG officer who did a favor for a Navy vet.
  • I met the musician John Preston, who dedicated his post-war life to the spirit of the post-9/11 veteran.
  • I enjoyed speaking to Gene Kemp, the 82-year-old navy pilot who had one more flight in him.
  • And I loved Kevin’s story, about video-conferencing in deployed Marines so they could enjoy the USMC ball.
  • And of course, there are the five soldiers currently determined to climb Mt. Everest.

I consider these stories you have told as part of history. They may not appear in massive tomes of military lore in the Library of Congress, but they’re still stories that continue the history of the greatest military in the world. It’s one of the things that inspired the historical approach we’re taking on the GovX homepage today. For 240 years, people have stepped up to wear the uniform. Those uniforms have changed, the equipment has improved, and the country may be a little different now, but American veterans have always deserved an unceasing level of respect.

We believe in that respect, and it’s always reinforced every time we’ve had the pleasure of talking to you. Our customer care team has spoken to veteran members every day on the phone and online, and I have communicated with you about publishing stories like the ones above every week. We love hearing your stories, because they tell us who you are. They remind us, on a personal level, who we have the honor of serving.

There are millions of veterans nationwide for whom GovX was built, on this Veterans Day, we want to thank each one of you. To have the chance to build GovX for everyone who has worn the uniform of an American military service member is a distinct honor.

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Alan H.

11/11/2015 5:45 AM

To all men and women , even though things get tough in the military and you job gets difficult your service time will stick with you for the rest of your lives, you can reflect on your service to a great country and that you did make a difference and when some one ask you what's your claim to fame in life, you served your country with distinction, Alan Haynes, USMC forever

Robert T.

11/11/2015 6:51 AM

Thank you all for all you do for us. We all appreciate the work you put in to save us money so we can still be apart of society. We are blessed to have people that care so much. God bless and SEMPER FI

John F.

11/11/2015 8:15 AM

Special Hoo Yah! Thanks for your service in difficult times. May God Bless each serving & who have Served, as well as your families who miss you when you are deployed.


11/11/2015 10:21 PM

it's 1;15 AM I JUST SAW I HAD UNTIL 12:00 MINIGHT ON 11-11-15, TO MAKE USE OF THE 20.00 .