Honoring Veterans

“Sunday is Veterans Day. This annual event often gets overlooked on the calendar in the run-up to Thanksgiving and the December holidays. But this Veterans Day is special. It’s the 100th anniversary of the unofficial end of World War I.” Marylou Tousignant, The Washington Post, 11.5.18

Bridges’ VP of Operations Rick Lispcomb shared this reflection:
“Armistice Day, established in 1938 to coincide with the cessation of WWI hostilities at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918, served primarily as a means to honor the nearly 5 million veterans of what Congress termed in 1918, ‘the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals.’ What began as an observance of ‘the war to end all wars’ eventually came to be known in 1954 as Veterans Day. Today, we continue the honored tradition of recognizing all those who have served the profession of arms in peacetime and wartime. Since 1954, the American people have paused on 11 November to honor those who have answered the Nation’s call to service in peacetime and in war. Military service is as much a calling as a career, requiring sacrifice and commitment. For many of today’s service members, frequent deployments mean missed birthdays, holidays, and other milestones of family life. For men and women of the Armed Forces, the satisfaction of dedicated service to the Nation and unfailing support to comrades-in-arms is worth the sacrifice. We salute those who have answered this call, whether on active duty, in the Reserves or the National Guard. We pay tribute to our veterans who continue to demonstrate their dedication to the Nation as part of our workforce.”