10 November 2012
A Day to Honor Each and Every Veteran
On Veterans Day, we want to remember the work and actions of all of our heroes. So, on this November 11, 2011 Power Ten, Inc. would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. We are proud to say that the Power Ten Team has over 900 combined years of active duty service to the United States Armed Forces and 46 distinguished veterans ranging from Privates to General Officers.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am.
In 1926, the United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. The Congress also requested that the president should “issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.”
On May 13, 1938, an Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved by Congress which made November 11 in each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and a mere five years after the end of a conflict that involved every major nation, American forces found themselves mobilizing yet again and fighting on the Korean peninsula. In 1954, the veteran’s service organizations urged Congress to change the word “Armistice” to “Veterans.” Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.
Power Ten, Inc. would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have served this great country.
Happy Veterans Day!