By Maj. Gen. Donna Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. James Breckinridge
Special to GUIDON
Next week is Volunteer Appreciation Week and a time for us to recognize the positive impact volunteers have on our community and our nation.
We also want to thank those here on Fort Leonard Wood who generously dedicate their time to shaping a brighter future.
President George H.W. Bush once said, “A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel. Often, such gifted persons do not think of themselves as volunteers, but as citizens.”
Our great nation was founded on the values of these patriots who believed that by working together towards a common goal, they could create a better society.
Today, our citizens and volunteers continue to inspire the same culture of selfless service.
Here on Fort Leonard Wood, many of our services and programs rely heavily — or entirely — on volunteers to operate.
There are always opportunities to volunteer on post and in the community with various programs and organizations such as the Bruce C. Clarke Library, schools on and off post and unit Family Readiness Groups, just to name a few.
We honor those who volunteer their time to improve our installation and our community.
Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed.
This month, let’s help encourage others to give back to our Fort Leonard Wood team of teams.
We are proud to serve with you.
Victory starts here…victory through skill.
(Editor’s note: Martin is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Breckinridge is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)