Veterans Day occurs every November 11th – the day after the United States Marine Corps Birthday. These two days are a big deal around our home. I married a Marine in the early 80s and had the distinct honor of serving my husband, as a Marine’s wife, for 8 of his 12 years of active duty.
Yes, you heard me share how I “served” my husband during his enlistments. As any Marine’s spouse will share, this is a fact! It’s also a fact for all branches of the United States Military – families support their members in the service in ways civilians are unfamiliar.
Small Business Owners, there are days your job is very difficult. Yet, you probably aren’t risking your life doing your job as our military do.
The tasks and stress is very different. Talk with some veterans and their families to understand what it’s like. It may provide you with clues on how you can show up to better support your business’s success.
As Marine’s wife we slept in a room with a sea bag that was always packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice. Why? At any time that Marine could be deployed to fight a battle anywhere in the world with only 24 hours notice. Now that’s living with constant stress! It takes a mental toughness to endure this stress and not have it interfere with your working performance.
Our military, and their families, have the toughest job on earth. Thank you Veterans, Activate Members, and Families of the Military for your service to our country. We deeply appreciate how your service has impacted history and our liberties!
The following is an excerpt from a friend, and colleague, who has authorized me to share this with you about our Armistice Day’s 100 anniversary. Thanks Mark Mullarky, of Mullarky Business Systems for this history lesson!
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our military. Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays. Memorial Day honors those who died in service of their country. Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.
If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day!
On November 11th, 1918, an armistice was signed ending hostilities, in effect ending World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th the first commemoration of Armistice Day, honoring veterans of WWI. In 1954, when WWI “the war to end all wars”, had been followed by WWII and Korea, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all vets, not just those from WWI.
. . . . Mullarky Business Systems says thank you, to all of our American Veterans. On a personal note, we look forward to welcoming Sean Mullarky home this month from his first deployment overseas. We’re proud of you, Sean, and happy to see you coming home.
Go to Armistice Day. It explains the power of peace on the 11th day, of the 11th month, at 11am in 1918.
Today, we celebrate all Veterans. I admit I do miss seeing poppies (the symbol of Rememberance) everywhere these days! Again, thank you for your service to our country and our nation’s freedom and being exemplary examples of mental toughness and peace.
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