On November 11th, we will celebrate Veterans Day. On this special day, we will give thanks and salute the men and women who have served in the U.S. military and honor the great sacrifices made by them to preserve our freedom.
In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson named November 11th Armistice Day. It marked the day that the major combat in World War 1 ended. In 1938, November 11th became a legal holiday under the same name. Originally, the holiday was meant to honor those who died in World War 1, but when it was amended in the early 1940s, it was changed to honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. military.
In 1954, Armistice Day legally became Veterans Day. It is still known as Remembrance/Armistice Day in other countries. Those who accepted the challenge to defend our Nation is a group of individuals from different walks of life. They are our relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
This holiday gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions made by the veterans who are now working here at Warehouse1. Currently, we have four employees who are veterans.
Steve has been with Warehouse1 for 17 years. Growing up in an area with a rate of high crime and low success, Steve was motivated to better himself by enlisting in the U.S Army. He is now a dedicated leader in our warehouse department and shows his military-style work ethic.
Mike served in the Army from 1968 to 1970 in the medical unit. He joined the military in order to afford higher education. Under the G.I. bill, Mike was able to attend and graduate from University of Kansas. For 2 years now, Mike has used his military funded education in our accounting department.
Larry served the U.S. Navy in navigation. He sought out the military as an alternative to undergraduate school. He is now our receiving manager and has been an employee of Warehouse1 for 12 years.
As the head of our warehouse operations, there is no surprise to learn that Dennis was enlisted in the U.S. Army as military police. Serving from 1989 to 1993, he looked toward the military as a way to pay for school and better his life. Dennis has been with Warehouse1 for 20 years.