Have a safe holiday weekend

By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

On Monday, we celebrate Presidents’ Day — a time when we pause to honor the legacies of those who have held the highest elected office in the United States.

Whether we look back on the resolve of George Washington or the courage of “Honest Abe,” our nation’s presidents have provided unity for Americans in times of conflict, uncertainty and change.

As we reflect upon their inspirational leadership and achievements this Monday, let us also remember the honorable oath that we share to defend the U.S. Constitution.

Whether you are traveling or staying local over the long weekend, please make safety your top priority. Prepare for unexpected weather and road conditions by monitoring the Missouri Department of Transportation website at

Conduct regular vehicle inspections; always wear…