This Veterans Day let’s take a moment to remember the men and women who’ve served our country. My grandfather, a Veteran of the Korean War, had a tremendous impact on my life growing up. He taught me the importance of serving your country and your community.

This weekend I had the honor of joining some of our nation’s heroes at the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown West Palm Beach. I joined Veterans and Gold Star Families as we honored the sacrifices so many made for our country.

We should also take time to remember the families, whose sacrifice and boundless support continues to inspire us to be better neighbors, here at home. Communities thrive because of the efforts of veterans and active duty service members alike.

Neighbors like MAJ Arwyn Raina, M.D. remind us that a hero isn’t always in a far-off place, but instead may be only down the street. MAJ Raina was deployed with the 349th Combat Support Hospital in LA and has recently returned home to spend time with her family. I am proud to call Arwyn a neighbor and I thank her for her service.

This Veterans Day, I’m remembering personal heroes like my grandfather, local heroes like MAJ Arwyn Raina, M.D., and all of our veterans for their service to our country. Thank you for all that you do.


Christina Lambert
City Commission President
West Palm Beach, District 5

MAJ Arwyn Raina, M.D. Returning Home to West Palm Beach