Veterans Day is not only an important day in our country, but it’s an important day at REDCOM. With 14% of our workforce comprised of veterans, we appreciate not only their service to our country but their understanding and commitment to the customers that we have within the United States military.
Veterans Day began at the end of World War I, when fighting ceased on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In November of 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first Armistice Day with the following words:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
After World War II required the greatest enlistment of soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen in the Nation’s history, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. With so many dedicated employees having served in our country’s military, we asked some of our employees what this day means to them.
To continue the support of local veterans, consider making a contribution to the Veterans Outreach Center. Founded locally in 1973 by returning Vietnam Veterans, today’s Veterans Outreach Center remains anchored in our community and offers a comprehensive portfolio of supportive services designed to meet the needs of veterans and their families. Through the generosity of our community, all of these programs and services are provided free of charge and can be found at http://veteransoutreachcenter.org.