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Honoring Our Veterans | ACRT Services

November 11, 2021

At ACRT Services, we are grateful to our ACRT, ACRT Pacific, and Bermex employees and to all veterans who have served, who continue to serve, and who gave their lives for the cause of freedom.

The U.S. Department of Defense shares five important facts we should all know about Veterans Day.

Veterans Day does NOT have an apostrophe. The holiday is not a day that “belongs” to one veteran or multiple veterans, which is what an apostrophe implies. It’s a day for honoring all veterans — so no apostrophe needed.
Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.
It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. Nov. 11, 1918, was largely considered the end of “the war to end all wars” and dubbed Armistice Day.
For some inexplicable reason, the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968 set Veterans Day commemorations for the fourth Monday of every October. On Sept. 20, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed another law (Public Law 94-97), which returned the annual observance to its original date starting in 1978.
Other countries celebrate it, too, in their own ways. World War I was a multinational effort, so it makes sense that our allies also wanted to celebrate their veterans on Nov. 11.

Please join us in celebrating veterans across the country this November.

Jarrod Lial, Air Force
Robin Stapleton, Air Force
Sandy Carnival, Air Force
Charles Colburn, Army
Ken Homsi, Army
Mark Stevens, Army
Mike Borske, Army
Shawn Atwood, Army
Standly Villiers, Army
Steven Tortomasi, Army
Tad Leeds, Army
Zachary Knittle, Army
Jonathan Zundel, Army National Guard
David Leary, Marines
Michael Freed, Marines
Ronnel Shank, Marines
Eason Malone, Navy
Gary Smith, Navy
Joseph Loudermilk, Navy
Warren Alexander, Navy
Zach Wilder, Navy
Michael Cole, Texas Army National Guard

ACRT Pacific
Rene Brehm, Air Force
Greg Lott, Army
Gregory Pieper, Army
Heath Estes, Army
James Adams, Army
Jonathan Lake, Army
Jennifer Parker, Army Reserve
Caleb Nixon, Coast Guard
William Litel, Coast Guard
Gregory Sherrow, Navy
Matthew Smiley, Army
Kristi Gibbard, Navy
Hans Mosher, Army

Raymond Spurgeon, Air Force
Stephen Cummings, Air Force
Terry Sabattis, Air Force
Vince Cleveland, Air Force
Anthony Shonkwiler, Army
Dale Warnke, Army
Homam Yaktin, Army
Mark Everly, Army
Paul Langford, Army
Ron Roark, Army
Gary Hoover, Army/Ohio National Guard
Benjamin McDowell, Marines
Donald Lantz, Marines
Eric Knight, Marines
Christopher Ware, Navy
Robert Gallicchio, Navy
Vic Ervin, Marines/Air Force
Tywon Bell, Marines

For the rest of our servicemen and women who wish to remain silent, we salute you as well.

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ACRT Services Staff

ACRT Services offers expert independent consulting solutions to utilities and associated organizations throughout the United States, including vegetation management consulting, ecological consulting, arborist training, customized safety courses, technology solutions, utility metering services, and more to empower the best people in the industry.

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