HONOR means to regard with great respect.
This patriotic sentiment is near and dear to me. With two older brothers who both served in the military, I have an appreciation for what serving our country can mean. It can mean being thousands of miles away in the belly of a ship or on an Iraqi sand dune celebrating Christmas. It can mean expanding who you call family and adopting a larger unit that includes the men and women who eat, sleep and fight along side you. It can mean coming home to family and friends that seem unchanged, knowing that for better or worse,
you will never be the same.
In the year's while my brother's served our county, my world continued to pass by with all the luxuries of home. I went about my day as usual, while men and women all over the world fought to maintain my privilege of personal freedom. I will never be able to fully understand the bond formed when one commits to active duty and puts our country, our people and their safety, and our measurement of greatness before that of their own life. But what I can understand and embrace is gratitude. I can be grateful and HONOR those who made, and who continue to make, the bold and brave decision to go and do what is necessary for the betterment of our nation.
And for that I say, Thank You!
Thank you to the 17.4 million Veterans who reside in the United States.
And Thank You to the 1.3 million individuals who are actively serving
in the U.S. Military.
Today the Elkhorn Chamber would also like to recognize and
say THANK YOU to our local Veterans!
We stand and applaud your efforts for the time you served our county and we continue to applaud your efforts while your serve our community.
Navy - 2001-2004
Walworth County Fairgrounds
Sperino's Loyal Supporter!
Marine Corps 2008-2012, Afghanistan 2012
Habitat for Humanity Walworth County
Michael A. Lange
Ranson Electric, Inc.
Kunes Country Commercial Trucks
Army 1998-2009 Operation Iraqi Freedom Tour I, III & IV
Marine Corps 2010-2020
Department of Homeland Security
Photographer - Elkhorn Independent
Retired Elkhorn Police Chief
Elkhorn Chamber Volunteer Extraordinaire
Walworth County Historical Society
Retired Elkhorn Police Office
And to the men and women who are not listed, we say Thank You!
It's our honor to call you co-workers, neighbors, family and friends!