Honoring the Sacrifice of Veterans

“On Veterans Day we honor all,
Who answered to a service call,
Soldiers young, and soldiers old,
Fought for freedom, brave and bold
Some have lived, while others died,
And all of them deserve our pride,
We’re proud of all the soldiers who,
Kept thinking of red, white, and blue,
They fought for us and all our rights,
They fought through many days and nights,
And though we may not know each name,
We thank ALL veterans just the same.”

- Cheryl Dyson

The SWTA Nation recognizes veterans who continue to serve the public through transportation.

Kevin Oliver
Kevin Oliver, U.S. Air Force. SporTran, Safety Coordinator
In observance of Veterans Day, VIA held a Military Personnel Appreciation event to honor employees who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Joining VIA’s Vice President of Human Resources Marcus Peoples, center, are two Marines, Administrator of Federal Initiatives and Grants Jesse Balleza, left, and Administrator of Business Supplier Diversity Eddie Cruz.
VIA’s Vice President of Human Resources Marcus Peoples, 3rd from left, joined members of VIA’s Maintenance team to honor their service in our nation’s armed forces. Pictured are (l. to r.) Albert Suniga, Marine Corps, Ruben Benavides, Navy, Gilbert de Leon, Army, Frank Jacobo, Navy and Air Force, Joe Hernandez, Army and National Guard, Sammy Gallegos, Army.

Other Recognition Events:

  • Topeka Metro: During the month of November, active duty military personnel and veterans can ride the Topeka Metro fixed route service free
  • Houston METRO: Salutes veterans and active military personnel by waiving fares on Veteran’s Day and a “Houston Salutes American Heroes” event.
  • DCTA: Honors veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day with free rides on the agency’s A-train and Connect buses.
  • Capital Metro: Veterans Day Parade.
  • Lubbock CitiBus: All veterans Ride free on Veterans Day.
  • JET: Offers veterans and active duty military personnel free fares on Veterans Day.

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