Veteran’s Day

As most regular readers know, Veteran’s Day can be a tough day for me. This year is particularly challenging as I think about my brother who is currently deployed. I also got a great message from a family history site I used which notified me of my ancestor who fought in World War I. I imagine we all have connections to the military in some form or fashion.

It’s a sobering thought to think of all the sacrifices our military make for us. In this crazy, divided world, there’s still a common love and appreciation for the sacrifices the military makes for us.

At a number of the healthcare IT conferences I’ve gone to, they’ve had military veteran’s stand up to be appreciated by those in the audience. It’s always amazing to see how many veterans are now working in healthcare. Their expertise and influence is spread throughout all of our lives well after they’ve left the military. That’s particularly true in healthcare which has plenty of veterans.

As I pause for a moment this day, I have amazing gratitude for our Veterans.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.