Thank You American Veterans for Your Honorable Service
In the U.S., Veterans Day is observed annually to honor military veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our country. In other parts of the world, it is celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. Today’s date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, when major hostilities of the war were formally called to an end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
As an eight year veteran of the U.S. Army, I wanted to take a few moments to honor all our Veterans for the sacrifices they endure to ensure that our freedom and the liberties we enjoy remain unshakable – thank you for all that you do!
Applied Materials understands the valuable skills and experience that veterans possess, and regularly recruits and employs members from this audience. Military veterans gain leadership experience and valuable human interaction skills that cannot be acquired in other job functions. That leadership is an invaluable skill that is necessary for individuals and managers to succeed, especially in the trying global economic conditions we’ve experienced during the past few years.
Recently at Applied Materials, a new Employee Resource Group was formed dedicated to veterans called Veterans Employee Team, or VET. Through VET, Applied Materials is able to assist soldiers and their families in our community with phone card donations for deployed soldiers and restaurant gift cards – a service we hope to provide for years to come.
I encourage everyone to not only take the time today to thank a veteran for their honorable service, but also to consider opportunities to participate in local events which support our veterans. Personally, I plan to participate in the annual “Fun Run and Festival” held at Camp Mabry in Austin. Events like this serve as testimony to the importance of what our military service members do for our nation day in and day out.