Today, ClientWise celebrates and graciously thanks all of the men and women who have served in the United States Military.
Being a veteran of the United States military is one of the most honorable achievements in a person’s life. Every November 11th there are festivities and ceremonies all over our country where people come together to celebrate veterans and what they have done for our nation.
Veterans Day is not just a day, but a reminder to us all that there is still a need to recognize and uplift the courageous efforts of all citizens who consistently put their lives on the line for the American dream. It is a day meant to show veterans that America will never forget their sacrifices and bravery.
According to The Department of Veterans Affairs there are around 19 million veterans. And while although a majority (72%) of US adults are in favor of increased federal spending on veterans services and benefits, there is still plenty we as citizens and business owners can do. It is our responsibility and privilege to create opportunities for veterans post-service that allow their sacrifices to not be in vain.
One of our country's most beloved veterans was the first president of the United States, George Washington. Although he lacked formal military experience at the beginning of his military career, his leadership and team-building skills set the course for his successes and for our then fledgling nation.
In 1783, during his farewell orders to the Continental Army, Washington famously said, “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated [this ground], far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”
George Washington spent almost 40 years serving our country and will be remembered not only as our first president and Founding Father but also as an exemplary military leader. Because of his contributions, he was posthumously honored as a General of the Armies, the most senior military rank in the United States Army.
While the pandemic has shifted some cities' annual Veterans Day parades and festivities to online events, there are now larger cities holding in-person celebrations again. So, whether you are able to join an in-person celebration, a virtual celebration, or decide to honor our veterans in another way, we encourage you to remember that our country's freedoms and rights have been and continue to be protected by the efforts and sacrifices of our military.