Today marks the 19th anniversary of the start of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the operation in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Today is also the Green Beret Foundation’s Day of Giving. We are humbled and proud to host our day of giving on this anniversary as it serves as a milestone for the Special Forces Regiment’s unique ability to conduct unconventional warfare against an unconventional enemy, as well as the start of what would result in the need for the existence of the Green Beret Foundation. The Special Forces Regiment has borne an incredible burden since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Green Berets were the first ones in Afghanistan representing America’s response to the attacks. And since that date, 60% of all special operations casualties have been sustained by Green Berets. The Green Beret Foundation has been the first responder and premier benevolent organization for Green Berets and their families, providing them the tools and resources they need to prosper and thrive. We ask you to join us on this day of giving to support the Foundation’s programs and services that support the Special Forces Regiment and its families.