Amtrak CEO Thanks Fellow Veterans

Joe Boardman, Amtrak CEO

I am proud to say that I am a Vietnam veteran, and I reserve a special place in my heart for holidays like Veterans Day. Today, I hope you will join me in thanking America’s veterans.

Since our inception, Amtrak has had a close relationship with the armed services, spanning several international conflicts and multiple generations. As an organization we recently committed to ensuring that 25 percent of our new hires will be veterans by 2015. It is essential that we give back to the men and women who have served and I am honored to continue to welcome veterans into the Amtrak family.

Speaking directly to my brothers and sisters in arms, I want to say thank you for your service. For the families and friends of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, I am humbled by the high price you paid for our freedom.

I hope you’ll join me today in showing appreciation to those currently serving our country around the globe and those that have served in the past.

-Joe Boardman
Amtrak President & CEO