Today, Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. would like to recognize our veterans for serving our country and their sacrifices for the greater good of our nation.
Veterans Day is a national holiday that is used to honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who served this country. Please join us in thanking all veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.
Veterans Day History and Facts
- Veterans Day was once known as Armistice Day. On November 11, 1918, an armistice was declared between Germany and the Allied Nations. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson designated November 11 as “Armistice Day” in order to commemorate the end of World War I – which ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11 a.m. on November 11, 1918). In 1938, Armistice Day became an official U.S. holiday.
- On November 11, 1921, an American soldier was buried at the national cemetery in Arlington. His identity was unknown (and his grave site is what we know as today as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier). Every year on November 11, the president or a high-ranking member of the government lays a wreath on his grave.
- Arlington National Cemetery has ceremonies on Veterans Day every year to honor those who died during times of war. The ceremonies are held around the Tomb of the Unknowns and at 11:00 AM, on November 11, a combined color guard representing all military services executes “Present Arms” at the tomb.
- In 1954, Armistice Day had its name changed to Veterans Day to honor those who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Today, we recognize all those who served the U.S. military in either wartime or peace.
- In the official proclamation he issued, president Dwight D. Eisenhower stated that on November 11 each year:
“…let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
- Veterans Day celebrations in the United States coincide with the commemoration of Armistice Day (Armistice Day) celebrated in France, Belgium and New Zealand, or the so-called Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
- George Patton, the famous World War II American military officer, was born on November 11, in 1885. Although he was born before Veterans Day was established, it is interesting that this famous war hero shares his birthday with this day of honor.
Meet just a few of the U.S. Armed Forces veterans that work for Star Thermoplastic Alloys and Rubbers, Inc.
Today we salute the many men and women who have served our country, and we ask you to join us in making sure that every day is Veterans Day.
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