I was a history major in college, and like me, you may be fascinated by military history. Last week, we marked the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most important battles of World War II, memorialized in the iconic photo of our U.S. Marines planting the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. As we look back, we are reminded that time is running out for our World War II veterans. Please make the effort to seek out one in your community. Ask them about their service and thank them for helping to keep us free. You'll make their day!
Finally, as Black History Month comes to a close, we salute HeroVet Jonathan Woodson, MD. Our Veterans Advantage HeroVet award is awarded to recognize military veterans who continue their ‘selfless service’ by making a difference in our society and in our communities.
We first met Dr. Woodson a couple of years ago and were struck by his tireless dedication to his fellow veterans, especially from a health perspective, as an educator, philanthropist and as an Army reservist. He truly reflects our military values of "selfless service, honor, integrity, and respect."