A day for the heroes

Years ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance with an armistice which renders them impotent to renew hostilities, and gave to the world an assured opportunity to reconstruct its shattered order, the victory of arms foretells the enduring conquests which can be made in peace when nations act justly and in furtherance of the common interests of men. To us in America the 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 nations. A message from President Woodrow Wilson in which he expressed the willpower of a nation on the first anniversary of the peace signing and the surrender of the Central Powers of Europe that ended World War I.

The speech of president Wilson marked the first organized form of celebrating the nation’s war heroes in modern times. A tradition that grew deeper and larger with every passing year and every recorded victory by our armed forces. On the 13th of May, 1938, the Congress passed the (52 Stat. 351; 5U.S. Code, 87a) Act that dedicated the 11th of every November as a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as the Armistice Day. In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th, it is also common to notice two minutes of silence in Great Britain and the Commonwealth nations at 11 am.

The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from every walk of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors, and Sabre88 employees. At sabre88 we hold the values of freedom and service dearest to our hearts and embed patriotic pride throughout our corporate structure. We not only strive to provide our government agencies and armed forces with state of the art services, we also take pride in doing so. Determined to serve the common purpose of this nation and committed to value those who embody the spirit of service and sacrifice, Sabre88 is proud to be led by veterans at the highest levels of our corporate ladder. In the spotlight of this year’s Sabre88 Veterans Day celebrations, would like to honor a person who is our very own Business Development Manager,James Hansel. A veteran of the Navy who embodies the most American of ideas liberty, freedom and unity. We take pride in veterans like Ron Oliver, Brian Schweikert, Sherrod Curry,Robert Lightfoot and Bruce Conte who risked their lives to protect our ideals and spent their youth anchoring our enemies and now elevating our company’s performance every day. We thank our Sabre88 veterans and all the men and women that served in our armed forces. America is better off because of your service.

Author: Faris Souman, Sabre88 LLC

Editor’s note:Original Sources

Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs. (2007, January 26). Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs. Retrieved November 01, 2017, from https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/

History.com Staff. Veterans Day Facts.History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009, www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts.