|Veterans Day (U.S.)
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Therefore, the day is always recognized on November 11th.
“To us in America, 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 Wilson, commemorating the first Armistice Day, 1919
At Huron we choose to not only state our appreciation but to live by our words in action for Veterans.
“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” – Michel de Montaigne
We are a proud employer of many Veterans, including former enlisted and commissioned Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. We are blessed to learn from and with these individuals as together we transform and impact this world.
“Our Veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster
We have the utmost respect and gratitude for all the brave men and women who have served our country. And as part of our effort to live by our words we are partnering with military healthcare organizations across the US to improve the healthcare our veterans receive.
“On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” – Dan Lipinski
Through the Huron iMatter Veterans team we engage veterans, support veterans, and honor veterans and we do so with great respect in word and in deed.
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as best he can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln
Many will utter the words, “Thank you for your service.” And when sincere it means much. And yet when we move from the utterance to the action of gratitude for our veterans we truly honor them.
“The Willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
Remembrance Day (Canada)
Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11th in Canada. On that day, Canadians offer their respect by observing a minute of silence and honoring those soldiers who took a bullet for their country.
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky
“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” – Aaron Kilbourn
Remembrance Day (UK)
In Britain, it is tradition to pause for a two-minute silence at 11AM on November 11th to remember those killed in the two world wars and the British servicemen killed or injured since 1945.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.” – Thomas Campbell
“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” – Laurence Binyon