Veteran’s Day is a particularly important day here at AK as we celebrate the service of our Veterans both in and out of the office. At Advanced Kiosks, we do our best to put forth our best effort on jobs that go out to supporting our U.S Veterans. We recently made 2 Enviro and 4 Freestanding kiosks for Arlington National Cemetery as a wayfinding device for families to find their loved one’s graves. This project took dedication and time to create a product that would give support up to government standards. We take pride in being able to do these kind of projects and look forward to many more in support of our troops.
Here’s to thanking all of our U.S Veterans, both living and passed. The women and men who serve this country are the reason we have the rights and freedoms that we have. Here are some facts about this special holiday.
History of Veteran’s Day
Formerly known as Armistice Day, it was meant to celebrate the armistice of Germany and the allied-nations on November 11th, at 11:00 AM, 1918. In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day, so that all Veterans as a collective could be honored for their service. This holiday is also celebrated in the UK, France, Canada, Malta, South Africa, and Australia.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
This memorial is typically the location of the nationally recognized Veteran’s Day ceremony in honor of those who died serving their nation during World War I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. On Armistice Day in 1921, an unidentified soldier who was killed in France was temporarily buried at this location. The soldier’s tomb was officially titled the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” on Armistice Day in 1932. On Memorial Day in 1958, the bodies of two other unidentified soldiers from World War II and the Korean War were buried alongside the initial “Unknown Soldier”.
How can we thank our Veterans?
Aside from going to the local parade, there are many ways to support your U.S Veterans this Friday. You can donate and volunteer to Disabled American Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project, Homes for Our Troops, Don’t Forget About a Soldier’s Best Friend, The USO, Operation Write Home, and even visit local Veteran dedicated hospitals and shelters. Sometimes company and emotional support is the best aid for our Vets. For more information on these projects, go here.
-1.4 million Veterans are currently at risk of homelessness
-Approximately 271,000 recorded Veterans are currently suffering from PTSD
-5.3% of Veterans are unemployed due to mental health, physical health, and many other factors
Giving kiosks are a great idea to help facilitate donation centers for your cause.