In honor of all our military veterans …

Working for Studer Group Huron, I was blessed to be part of an amazing team who works each day to support military health care organizations as they seek to continuously improve the care, safety, clinical outcomes, and healthcare experience for veterans and their families.

I was also blessed with the opportunity to volunteer as part of the Huron Veterans iMatter Team — and this year to compose our Memorial Day 2018 message and our Veterans Day 2018 (see below).

There are many opportunities before each of us to Lead Serve and Love to achieve Impact for others.

And it is up to each of us to take advantage of these opportunities to engage and to make a difference each day.

As we remember our fallen heroes today, lets also remember the best way to honor their sacrifice is in service to others.

 

181109 I Matter Team

Veterans Day (U.S.)

181109 Thank you Veterans“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

181109 Veteran Canada

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

In Words and In action We Thank you All

 

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!” – Maya Angelou

On Veterans Day, Huron and the iMatter Veterans team ask all to share much gratitude for our veterans and the veterans of our Allies in words and in deeds. “To live our gratitude,” as JFK once said.

For those who have given so much, we must tap into our own hearts to honor and to serve.

 

 

Rememberance Day Around The World

 

Despite the common history, Remembrance Day has evolved in different ways around the world. Depending on where you are in the world, it can be known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day.

Cayman Islands
In the Cayman islands, Remembrance Day is a public holiday the second Monday in November.

Australia and New Zealand
In Australia and New Zealand, the events and losses at Gallipoli have taken a deeper hold on the psyche and the ANZAC day celebrations on April 25th are the main occasion for people to remember the fallen of conflicts and wear the red poppy.

Belgium and France
The day is marked by an official holiday in both France and Belgium on November 11th. While the end of the war may be seen as a time for happiness and celebration; the unprecedented loss of life in the war means that the day is a somber day of reflection. In France, the day is marked by parades across the country, such as the grand parade at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

 

 

 

 

181109 Huron

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