“Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations.”
G.S. Patton, Jr.
This month we commemorate Veterans Day or as it was originally known; “Armistice Day”. What some may not realize is the original historical significance behind this date. In 1918 the allied nations and Germany signed an armistice, or a temporary halting of hostilities during World War I, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month on Nov. 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11, 1919, the first Armistice Day in the U.S., and the name was changed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954, to honor veterans of all wars.
Remembrance in some form or another is occurring both here in the U.S. and beyond our own borders and in those same allied nations around the world including places like France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and many others. The meaning is different for many but the purpose is to remember and honor those who have served in the armed forces and fought to protect our way of life and freedom. The very meaning and purpose of this day brings reflection and a deep pride and appreciation to me and the purpose of our company.
At HighCom Armor we are striving in our work day in and day out with a unified focus to serve and protect in our own way. We do this because our company is made up of veterans and family members of veterans who selflessly have stepped up to serve during both times of peace and war. Although I never had the privilege of serving in the Military I hold the highest level of respect and admiration for each and every single veteran who has served honorably for our great nation. I come from a long line of these incredible people and am honored to know men so great. My Grandfather served as a pilot in the Air Force and was deployed during WW2. My Father served in the Navy on a minesweeper and was deployed during the Vietnam War. Both of My brothers served in the Army SOF and have been deployed to places around the world starting in the late 1980’s and more recent conflicts that are still ongoing today.
I’d like to thank all those who have raised their right hand to serve this great nation. I hope you know what an honor and privilege it is to know you and more importantly to play a small role in serving you through our efforts in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of body armor and personal protective products.
I would also like to simply remind everyone It should not matter how, when, or where you served or whether you served in the military or not; don’t let this stop you from reaching out to a veteran today, tomorrow, and every day to thank them for their service and the service of their family and loved ones in our communities throughout this great nation.
Thank you and God Bless these United States of America!
President & CEO of HighCom Armor