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Saluting Our Heroes

October 31, 2023

Saluting Our Heroes

With hearts filled with gratitude, the nation stands united on Veterans Day to honor and pay homage to the extraordinary service and sacrifices made by those who have answered the call to protect and defend the United States.

Learn more about the day we honor and pay homage with these seven facts from CNN.

  1. It’s celebrated annually on November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I.
  2. There are 19.5 million veterans in the United States, according to the most recent statistics available.
  3. More than nine million veterans are over the age of 65.
  4. There are approximately two million veterans who are women.
  5. Veterans Day originally began as Armistice Day. President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation in 1919.
  6. In 1968, Congress changed the date of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October in order to give federal employees a three-day weekend. The change began in 1971.
  7. Then in 1975, President Gerald Ford changed the date of Veterans Day back to November 11. The change began in 1978.

This Veterans Day, take a moment to thank the members of ACRT Services and our family of companies who served our country.


  • James Oldham
  • Robert Gallicchio
  • Anthony Shonkwiler
  • Donald Lantz
  • Mark Everly
  • Homam Yaktin
  • Benjamin McDowell
  • Tywon Bell
  • Christopher Ware
  • Paul Langford
  • Brian Faubion
  • Raymond Spurgeon
  • Michael McMillian
  • Manuel Lueras
  • Ken Mullennix
  • Phillip Hollis
  • Ernest Roberson
  • Paul Broerman
  • Joni Derrick
  • Alex Curry
  • Thomas Cacialli
  • Quincy Brown


  • Mike Borske
  • David Leary
  • Mark Stevens
  • Robin Stapleton
  • Ken Homsi
  • Gary Smith
  • Zach Wilder
  • Sandy Carnival
  • Charles Colburn
  • Standly Villiers
  • Steven Tortomasi
  • Michael Freed
  • Michael Cole
  • Eason Malone
  • Kristi Gibbard
  • John Dombrowski
  • Jason Mani
  • Gary Thomas (On Leave)
  • Tanner Lawson
  • Daniel Bess

ACRT Pacific

  • Rene Brehm
  • Greg Lott
  • Heath Estes
  • Gregory Sherrow
  • Matthew Smiley
  • Luke Bubb
  • Fernando Meraz
  • Michael Cavett
  • Brian Jordan
  • James Martin
  • Carlos Oquendo
  • George Croft
  • Jeremy Tibbitts
  • Daniel Eastman

ACRT Services

  • Sal Salcido
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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