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Happy Veteran’s Day – For your service we THANK YOU!

By , on November 11, 2015 at 11:14 am

 It is Veteran’s Day.  For all the veterans out there, we thank you for your service and salute you.  

Veteran’s Day was originally named Armistice Day, the official end of World War I on November 11, 1918, the holiday saluting US soldiers was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.

“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.”

President Woodrow Wilson, November 11, 1919

Congress made it a legal holiday in 1938, amending the day to be renamed “Veterans Day” to include US veterans of all wars.  Now that is an action we can thank Congress for.  

So to celebrate we found some cool Veteran’s Day stories around the interwebs – check them out.  


17 Inspiring Quotes About Military Leadership for Veterans Day.  Great list but is it missing one of my favorite quotes from Teddy Roosevelt – not only President of the United States but also Secretary of the Navy, US Army Colonel and Medal of Honor.  The full quote is below.


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.  Teddy Roosevelt

And Veteran’s Day isn’t Veteran’s Day without a Google Doodle.  I really like the historic veteran’s day doodles.  Check them out.


We should not only thank our vets but we should learn from them.  This article does a great job of laying out one of the many great characteristics of our nations veterans.  Their Sense of Purpose. 



And why not close this blog post off with who is hiring our veterans.  They are great talent and could be put to great use in today’s corporations.  Check out who is leading the way today in hiring vets.  



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