Columbus Day commemorates the spirit of exploration and the discovery of our great nation. Against incredible odds, Christopher Columbus achieved results greater than anyone expected, bringing the “new world” to the attention of Europe and leading to the birth of our nation.
AP Hill’s workforce exercises this same spirit through personal action and
professional support to both our partner and rotational units. Every day,
our workforce steps out boldly to ensure our mission is accomplished in the
most efficient and effective manner. This Columbus Day, remember Christopher Columbus’ daring actions. He did not allow seemingly insurmountable odds limit his achievements, our nation never has, and neither should you. I ask that you continue to serve with the honor, commitment, and professionalism that keeps with the finest traditions of our installation.
This holiday also provides a prime opportunity for relaxation and fun.
Whatever your plans, keep safety at the forefront. Know the risks, such as
shorter daylight hours, and make the right decisions to ensure you have an
accident-free weekend. If traveling, do your part to protect lives by
driving safely. Use your safety gear, watch your speed and avoid
anything-drinking, lack of sleep, texting-that compromises your abilities.
CSM Whitcomb and I thank each and every one of you for your commitment and outstanding service to our Soldiers, Families and the Joint Force. Take
care of each other and have a safe and great Columbus Day.
Thank you again for your selfless service to our great Nation. Enjoy this
long weekend, but remember to always play it safe.
Peter E. Dargle
USAG Fort A.P. Hill Commander