On November 11th, 1918 forces on both sides of World War I agreed to lay down arms and end the war. This day became known as Armistice Day and was widely celebrated in the United States. Several decades later, the United States faced more wars which challenged the nation and created a new generation of veterans. After the Korean War, Congress amended the Armistice Day commemoration to become Veterans Day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Today, County Materials is proud to have many veterans and active military members working within our company and in our communities. Our company recognizes all military service members, past and present, and the families who support them. We also remember all those who have lost their lives in service of our country.
This Veterans Day, County Materials celebrates a tradition of service by highlighting the company’s efforts to support our nation’s veterans and active service personnel through several worthy military organizations and events in our local communities. We are also encouraging our team members and industry partners to support this tradition of service by offering suggestions on what you can do to make a difference.
In 2019, County Materials contributed to the following organizations:
-Across the Ponds Veterans Park, Iron River, WI
-Camp Hope, Farmington, MO
-Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Sun Prairie, WI
-Easterseals Crossroads, Indianapolis, IN
-Ketchum’s Got Your Six, Madison, WI
-Little Lakes Memories, Irma, WI
-Patriot K9s of Wisconsin, Wausau, WI
-St. Croix County VFW, New Richmond, WI
-Warbird Rendezvous, Mosinee, WI
-Wilderness Veterans Memorial Flame Foundation, Presque Isle, WI
These organizations were strategically selected for their efforts in supporting veterans and military personnel with employment skills training programs, service dogs, memorials and building projects, family and recreational camps, housing assistance, PTSD treatment services, and related contributions.
What Can You Do?
Volunteer. Call your local veterans center and ask about volunteer opportunities. Advocate for wounded service members. Call or write your congressional representatives or senators and urge them to make injured service members a legislative priority. Keep your ears open for advocacy alerts with opportunities to sign petitions, write letters, and more. Help raise awareness. Even the simplest efforts can make a difference. Help spread the word about the needs of wounded service members in your home community. Honor service members. If you know a service member, thank them for their service and sacrifices.