Veterans Day is approaching and here at Senior Benefit Services, we’re very appreciative of those who have served this great country of ours.
The SBS family would like to take this moment to thank the 20.4 million veterans and the 1.3 million active duty members this Veterans Day.
We were curious about the origins of Veterans Day and thought you might be too…
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. holiday to honor the end of World War I. In 1938 United Sates Legislation approved Armistice Day, a day “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day.” In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress amended the Act of 1938 by removing the word Armistice and inserting the word Veterans. Veterans Day honors military veterans with parades, speeches, and other celebratory events across the nation to honor and celebrate those who have served.
Senior Benefit Services would like to recognize and thank our team members, Tom and Brett, for their service to our country:
Tom was drafted during the Vietnam War and served in the United Sates Army from 1970-1972. Tom was a Spec4, radio and radio-teletype operator, cryptographic communications specialist. Tom was stationed in Vicenza, Italy, and had the opportunity to return on a bicycle tour in 2011 and reconnect with the country and old friends.
Brett enlisted in the Navy in 2008 and is currently enlisted in the Navy Reserves. Brett is 2nd Class Petty Officer. Brett worked as a Plane Captain and assisted pilots in takeoff and landing, and repaired planes. Brett has worked several air shows, and has performed maintenance on the Blue Angels Fleet. Through the Navy Brett has been stationed in New Orleans, Guam, and several other locations including Naval Air Station Fallon also known as “TOPGUN.”
Thank you for all you have done for your country, families and the SBS Family!