Veterans Day

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Each year Veterans’ Day affords Americans the opportunity to pay our respects to all who have served our country honorably during war and peacetime. What better way to honor veterans and their families than by helping them transition into the 21st Century civilian workforce and find jobs that are meaningful, provide security, and allow them to contribute their unique skills and experiences.

November 10, 2017

 

Today, as we recognize and thank the military servicemen and servicewomen who have given so much to our country, let’s not forget the other important ways veterans serve our nation—by providing needed skills and expertise in our workplaces.

November 10, 2017

The former- POW’s equally inspiring journey after combat 
 

In March 2003 our nation’s conscious was fixated on the start of military operations in Iraq.  Tens of thousands of our troops marched to Baghdad and beyond, and one of those Soldiers was Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch.  While many may recall the former POW’s harrowing and inspirational story of courage and commitment, her journey and dedication to service after the military is equally heroic. 

November 11, 2016

 

Veteran’s Day- A great opportunity to watch some seriously inspirational films.  From John Wayne’s “The Longest Day” to Tom Hanks’ “Saving Private Ryan” these movies inspire generations, and while I certainly have enjoyed those and many others through the years, there’s one particular movie and very specific scene that hits me harder than all the rest- and it takes place in a cereal aisle. 

November 11, 2016


 

“There’s a tremendous upside for hiring a vet. From a business case, it’s there. It’s there because of the discipline they have, the life experiences, the cultural exposure, the team mentality, the mission before self, their loyalty to an organization, their adaptability. They care about each other and care about people!” says Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.) Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

November 11, 2016
 
 
As our nation commemorates Veterans Day this year let us consider how your company could improve how it recruits and hires military veterans.
 
November 10, 2016
 
 
Veterans of the military may have a difficult time describing the skills that they gained in the military in their resumes and during interviews.  Your company’s resume reviewers and interviewers may need to take some extra efforts to extract these skills and characteristics from resumes.
 
November 10, 2016

 

Today, November 11, is Veteran’s Day.  But that was not its original name.

In 1919, at the end of World War I, known at the time as the “Great War,” President Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, the day hostilities effectively ended World War I a year earlier.

On May 13, 1938, Congress made November 11 a national holiday called Armistice Day to honor the Vets of World War I.  That was when Congress did something.

November 11, 2014