In Honor of Veteran’s Day

 

“Raising Flag on Iwo Jima”: a statute inspired from an extremely popular photo taken in 1945. The statue is of five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. (Caitlin Mirra/Shutterstock.com)

 

Veteran’s Day is a day for us to honor and thank the men and women who have courageously served our country and sacrificed their life for our freedom.  We would like to recognize and give special thanks to  APG’s 13 Veteran employees who have made the transition from armed forces to civilian life, and are committed to the success of the Company.

As a DoD contractor for the federal government, APG has had great opportunities to support U.S. government agencies who strive to preserve the safety and intelligence of our country. Last May, APG won a contract with the American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC) as the systems integrator to implement the Commission onto the Oracle eBusiness Suite hosted at the National Business Center. The Commission honors the service, achievements and sacrifices of United States Armed Forces. The Commission’s commemorative mission includes designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American cemeteries in foreign countries. The photo below is of the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial just outside Paris, France, taken by an APG consultant overseas working on the Oracle implementation.

So, this Veteran’s Day, take some time to remember those, and family members of those who have heroically served our country, but also take some time to think about those who are actively serving in the armed forces today.

Veteran’s Day marks the end of World War I. (Andrew Lawatsch/APG)

~Sarah Bassett/Marketing Analyst

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