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Veterans, Thank You for Your Service

Patriotism. Love of country. Willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In honor of this year’s Veterans Day, IRWD recognizes the service of veterans at the District.

Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace.

"We are all so very proud of the veterans who work with us at IRWD," General Manager Paul Cook said. "Veterans Day is a great opportunity to show our appreciation. To IRWD's veterans and military families, thank you for your service and sacrifice. It's an honor to work with you."

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I, and was later renamed by Congress so the day would honor American veterans of all stripes.

For Veterans Day 2018, a few of the veterans in the District shared their perspectives.

  • Kevin Burton, executive director of engineering and water quality: “I love the way the military is treated these days. … They are appreciated. When you see what they do and what they go through, people appreciate and understand that.”
  • George Sanchez, water maintenance supervisor: “My time in the Marine Corps was the best and hardest time of my life. Let’s never forget the real heroes serving overseas defending our country and our freedom.”
  • Bill Wesson, water operations supervisor: “I feel connected to these veterans. I am patriotic for my country and understand the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.”

In that spirit, IRWD thanks all of our employees and customers who have bravely served our nation.

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IRWD veterans gather at the Michelson Water Recycling Plant. From left are Rudy Perez, Bill Wesson, Gaspar Garza, Darin Nicholson, John Dayer, Joseph Sciabica and Anthony Lockhart

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