SAWS Salutes Employee Military Service at 12th Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Today, San Antonio Water System hosted the 12th annual Veterans Day celebration and appreciation breakfast for almost 200 military members who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Each year, SAWS observes Veterans Day to honor and thank our military personnel for service to our country – including close to 300 SAWS employees and retirees.
"SAWS is proud to honor and salute our many employees and retirees who have served in the Armed Forces as well as all the brave men and women across the country who serve this great nation," said Greg Flores, SAWS vice president of Public Affairs. "Our annual Veterans Day celebration recognizes the dedication and sacrifice that military members and their families have made in serving the United States."
Today’s celebration kicked-off with a traditional posting of the colors and flag-raising ceremony by John Jay JROTC. The National Anthem and "God Bless the USA" were performed by employees, and SAWS leaders spoke briefly before serving breakfast to the troops.
Immediately following the breakfast, Hector Acosta, Ph.D., provided an inspirational keynote address. Acosta is a veteran and POW in Vietnam who is now a civilian senior research analyst for the Air Force.
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