In 2009, there were 21,900,000 veterans living in the United States, and on this day each year, our country pauses to reflect on their service and their sacrifice. We pause to remember loved ones, friends and acquaintances who have left their families and their homes to fight for the freedom and liberty we are granted every day.
The AJGA is no stranger to supporting veterans. At the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, patriotic-themed Callaway golf bags carried by the 78 tournament participants are donated to the Wounded Warriors Project, and members of the Wounded Warriors Project and Operation Grateful Nation were on hand.
Though we take time at our events to honor our veterans, the AJGA would also like to recognize a member of our armed forces who is now a member of the AJGA family.
The AJGA’s manager of information technology hasn’t always been at the Association, and hasn’t always been in IT. Rob Cherveny, who now resides in Homer, Ga., was a Military Police Officer through Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He served in the 361st Military Police Company and spent time in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Germany, giving eight years of service to our country.
So to Rob Cherveny, to our members’ parents who have served and to veterans across the nation, we say thank you. Thank you for your time, your sacrifice and dedication, and thank you for protecting our country in some of its most trying times.
Written by Ashley O'Dell, AJGA Communications