Celebrating Our Veterans
When we celebrate Veteran’s Day each year on November 11, we pause to acknowledge the individuals who have chosen to make personal sacrifices of themselves and of their families so that we may all enjoy freedom. Veterans make up almost 13 percent of the population in Alaska, and our state leads with the highest rate of veterans in the nation. The Census counts more than 10,500 veterans right here in Mat-Su. Let’s all take a moment to thank a veteran we know and to perform an act of kindness for them. Whether that means you
buy a vet a cup of coffee, offer to do an errand or chore, provide a hot meal, or simply say thank you and offer a hug, don’t let the day pass without acknowledgement. It may mean more to them than you think.

Elizabeth Ripley
President and CEO