Veterans Day

All of us at WiRED International would like to tip our hats to America’s veterans today. Nine of WiRED’s board members are veterans. Their military service helped safeguard the country, and now their work as volunteers to improve community health around the world is an example of health diplomacy. That’s another way to safeguard the country.


Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, and WiRED board member, in his speech commemorating our 20th anniversary said that improving the health of people in developing regions is a perfect example of the soft power of the United States — this is a form of health diplomacy that helps people directly and improves the perception of America in the eyes of people around the world.


Thanks to all veterans and to our board members for their service to our country.