BAND-IT Celebrates Veterans Day
Wednesday November 11th is Veterans Day in the United States, and BAND-IT is celebrating by recognizing veterans on our team as well as family and friends of our employees. Similar to Armistice Day and Remembrance Day celebrated in other countries, Veterans Day is a day to honor all who have served in the US Armed Forces (unlike Memorial Day which is a solemn holiday for remembering those who perished in the line of duty).
BAND-IT actively recruits veterans for our open positions and is proud to have hired many veterans over the years. Director of Human Resources, Christie Root said that veterans with mechanical experience are a great fit for our operations roles and come to the job with a phenomenal work ethic.
We are also inviting all employees working in our Denver production facility to celebrate the veterans in their lives by bringing a picture of that friend or family member and a short message about the person to be combined into an honor board in the facility. It is our hope that by showing how many of our lives are directly impacted by a veteran, we can honor their service to this country.
Across the nation civic organizations, non-profits, and companies like BAND-IT will be celebrating Veterans Day in a variety of ways. And since we know a few things about sign hanging and pole mounting, we thought we’d share two community projects we admire to raise visibility of veterans living and working in their towns.
Here in Colorado, the town of Niwot hung banners to celebrate the local active duty military personnel and military veterans in Niwot. Each banner displays a photo of the service member as well as their name, rank and branch of the US Armed Forces. The banners are displayed for the month leading up to Veterans Day and then the banners are presented to the honoree or family member.
The City of Brentwood, CA has a similar program where veterans or their families nominate people to be featured on banners hung in Veterans Park. Photo courtesy of www.thepress.net, used with permission.