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Ware Jackson celebrates our veterans

Ware Jackson hosted our annual Veterans Day Lunch Celebration to honor veterans and active service members of the United States of America. We had the privilege to hear from our guest speakers Captain Nicholas Panarella of the U.S. Army – Special Forces Vietnam and Major Jesse D. Pletts of the U.S. Marine Corps – Iran and Afghanistan.

Captain Panarella was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army during his time of service. He was selected for Special Forces and assigned to the 8th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He held multiple command and staff positions in the U.S. Army reserves in both special forces and airborne units during the Cold War.

Major Pletts volunteered for the Marines and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as both an Artillery and Special Operations officer. He is a veteran of five combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other contested locations in Southeast and Southwest Asia. As a Raider, he led direct-action teams in combat in both Afghanistan and other contested areas.

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we thank you and honor you today and every day.

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