11 a.m. 11/11/1918

The hostilities of World War I ended officially at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 1918. I mention this because Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day and as such, is a time to remember those who have worn the uniform of our country.

Veterans Day sign with star medal

 

The hostilities of World War I ended officially at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 1918. Interestingly and unfortunately, that war wasn’t called WWI. That name came into being in 1945 after its offspring, WWII, finally wrapped up.

I mention this because Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day and as such, is a time to remember those who have worn the uniform of our country. No generation has been spared the memory of war. These fights have been called various names, police actions, skirmishes, regime changes, and more. Yet regardless of what it’s called, war is war and those veterans who have put their lives on the line and continue to put their lives on the line deserve to be remembered for their service.

November 11 is the designated day for remembering our vets, but one day is simply inadequate for honoring veterans. It should be on our minds every day that our young men and women are in harm’s way anywhere around the globe.

There is an organization that connects our veterans and our industry. We have published several articles/news items about Workshops for Warriors, and the job this organization does to match returning veterans to jobs in manufacturing. Read “Workshops for Warriors Helps Fill the Skils Gap.” Also, Lori Beckman wrote a touching commentary about Veteran’s Day, called “What if Veterans Day Was Celebrated Year-Round?” 

Remembering our veterans on 11/11 is a good thing, but hiring them into good jobs is something that is tangible and practical.