Last week, I drove to downtown Washington DC for an event. Along Virginia route 110, I glanced off to the south as I passed our nation's most honored place, Arlington National Cemetery. I am always struck by the magnitude of the setting as well as its simplicity. Row after row of white headstones nestled against the tree covered, rolling hills of the piedmont. It never fails to stir feelings within me of both the importance and the cost of freedom. Yet, this great hallmark is the final resting place for only a small percentage of those we've lost to both create and defend our great country.
Memorial Day: Remembering Our Heroes
Best Wishes on Mother's Day
Holidays celebrating maternal bonds date to antiquity in parts of the world. Our mothers have often made the most sacrifices and carried the largest load in our society to help us to develop into productive adults—from birth to nurturing, rearing, correcting and listening. Often they support not only their own children, but many others around them. Mothers are the anchors in our society.
Enabling Veterans—Requires More than Parades and Words
In the early 1970s, the nation turned its back on returning veterans who served in a far off place and did their duty. After some national reflection, we recognized the travesty and now almost universally embrace our returning soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen. We separate policy disagreements from the people who serve to execute them.
Welcome to Haystack
Welcome to the new SAP National Security Services (NS2) blog, "Haystack." Why would you name a blog Haystack? Watch our video to learn what it is about and how we are going to address the key issues of data and information as it relates to national security.