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
As Veteran’s Day approaches, we wanted to take a few moments to celebrate the day and to recognize those brave men and women who have served our country in the various branches of the military, including those Handyman Matters / Ace Handyman owners who number among those brave and dedicated citizens.
Originally called “Armistice Day,” the day saluting our military veterans came into being on November 11, 1919. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to the living ones who served their country honorably during both war and peacetime.
November 11th was the designated day in honor of “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I. In 1954, President Eisenhower officially rechristened it Veterans Day.
In 1968, Congress voted to move the event to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but President Ford returned the day to November 11th in 1975, due to the historical significance of the original date.
Many veterans now work in a wide range of fields, from manufacturing and retail to transportation and the entertainment industry, as laborers, managers, and executives, according to U.S. Census data. The largest contingent of veterans, about 14 percent, works in public service or administration, which isn’t really surprising given its close relationship to military service.
~ S. Post Office Inspector General
We want to extend a personal note of appreciation and gratitude to those brave members of our Handyman Matters / Ace Handyman family who are military veterans, as well:
- Mark Bushong, U.S. Air Force
- Roger Clark, U.S. Army
- Richard Compton, U.S. Marine Corps.
- Mike Sitek, U.S. Navy
Thank you, gentlemen, for your service to our country!