A special Veterans Day lunch was recently held for Associates at each of JASPER’s remanufacturing facilities (Jasper, Crawford, Willow Springs) who served in branches of the United States Military.
Veterans Day traces its roots back to 1938, when Congress declared November 11th of each year a legal holiday, known as "Armistice Day." This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and in the early 1950’s American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the veterans’ service organizations urged Congress to change the word "Armistice" to "Veterans". Congress approved this change and on June 1st, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor all American veterans, wherever, and whenever, they had served.
JASPER says "Thank You" to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of our great country.
Military Veterans from the Jasper (top) and Crawford (middle) facilities received their special lunch November 9th. Veterans at the Willow Springs (below) facility were treated to lunch November 8th.