|“It is a privilege to have this opportunity today to say thank you to the men and women of our armed forces and our veterans,” Curator Reid-Smith said. “Today, and every day, we are grateful for your service and your sacrifice.”
Gov. Justice concluded the event, which was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, by calling on West Virginians to follow the example of Veterans across the state.
“We will get through this pandemic and whatever other adversity may come in front of us, and we’ll get through it because of the strength that these great people have instilled in every single one of us,” Gov. Justice said. “As we go forward, please be appreciative and keep all those that are serving and protecting us each and every day in your prayers, and please keep all those we’ve lost in your prayers as well.”