Veterans Day is a special time for all Americans. It gives us a chance to pause and celebrate those men and women who have made personal sacrifices to protect and preserve the freedom that every citizen holds dear.

At HCA we’re proud to have so many veterans who’ve decided to work with us after separating from their military careers. In the last two years alone, we’ve hired more than 4,000 veterans.

Every Veterans Day we take time to thank and honor those employees who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces. This year is no exception.

During November, each veteran will be receiving a challenge coin with a special note from me. You can see pictures of the coin below.

What is a challenge coin?

While there are several applications, in the military a challenge coin is given to an individual in recognition of a special achievement. For those HCA employees who have served in the U.S. military, we can think of no higher achievement and we’re grateful for your contributions both to our country and our company.

We are proud to call you colleagues and wish you a happy Veterans Day!