On 11/11/11, in Taos, New Mexico, veterans and citizens came together to observe a special Veterans Day. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony, which consisted of several speeches by political representatives, the Taos Mayor, Darren Cordova, and several veterans. The ceremony was touching and truly reached out to people’s hearts. I was very happy to have been invited to speak as a representative of the Sierra Club’s Mission Outdoors program. As Marine Corps veteran it was great to see Marine veterans at the event - it helped remind me of why I joined in the first place.