I am going to be selfish today and use this platform as my own voice.
While I am thankful to all that served I am going to take a moment to mention my closest friend Allan Meyette, my older brother and TTG CEO James Dimmer, our Father George Von Seggern Jr. and both of my grandfathers Robert Paul Christian and the greatest man I have ever known George Von Seggern Sr.
I would like to thank them and their families (and if I could, shake my grandpa Christians hand and hug my grandpa Von Seggern) as I don’t do often enough for their sacrifice, service and dedication.
“Thank you for stepping forward when others step back.
Thank you for placing yourself between us and danger.
Thank you for delaying plans for college, marriage, and other opportunities and choosing to serve.
Thank you for braving the unspeakable horrors of war.
Thank you for sacrificing time with your families and missing those significant milestones the rest of us take for granted.
Thank you to your spouses who find themselves living nomadic lives, often far away from the support of loved ones.
Thank you to your children who accept your absence as a way of life and understand they share you with a nation and sometimes the world.
Thank you to your parents who have nothing but prayers to protect you and must now trust you will be safe and that we will offer the best we have to you.
Thank you for continuing to support your country once you leave military service by following new careers and becoming the teachers, clergy, business owners, employees, pilots, civil servants and so much more that we need to be a successful society.
Thank you for involving yourself in your local community, your state, and your country, helping us to solve problems and to create a vision for our future using the skills you learned during your tour of duty.
Thank you for being a conscience to our nation.
Thank you for serving as a heroic example of who we are and what we can dream to be.
Thank you for your service.
The military can be a grand life, but there isn’t a fighter squadron, destroyer, or combat team that doesn’t know what it is like to lose people. Even in peacetime, soldiering is dangerous work and always has been.
Please, let us never forget that freedom comes at a price.””
Your humbled Grandson, Son and Brother.
Geoff Von Seggern.