Post Date - Nov 11, 2022
Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans who served our country honorably during war or peacetime. With Veterans Day in mind this month, Boyd Bros. wants to take time to tell you how very proud we are to be the career home of dozens of veterans from various branches of the military. Your friends at Boyd Bros. have put together some news and notes to highlight this important day.
Origin of Veterans Day
This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I. In 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.
Veterans Day traditions
In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day—a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
Veterans Day by the numbers
Why is trucking a good career for veterans?
Thank you to all our nation’s veterans! If you’re looking to transition to a civilian career, join us at Boyd Bros. Transportation where your service is appreciated, and we value your work! Connect with us today to get started!