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Serve Those Who Have Served Our Grateful Nation This Veterans Day

Post by Pat O'Neill, October 29, 2018, Events

Veterans Day

Sunday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. It is an official holiday to honor the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

Originally established in 1921 as Armistice Day, the holiday commemorated the day and time that World War I fighting ceased. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday to its present Veterans Day.

There will be celebrations across the nation marking the Veterans Day Holiday, like the Green Bowie Veterans Day 5K November 10 in Bowie, MD; the 2018 Crofton Flags for Heroes from November 3-17 in Crofton; and the National Veterans Day Concert in Washington, D.C. November 11.

If your community doesn’t have a specific event planned to honor veterans this year, consider a few of these activities you can do to in your area to celebrate veterans:

  • Simply Say Thank You – Tell a veteran thank you or send a handwritten note of thanks.
  • Treat A Veteran – Take a veteran to breakfast, lunch or dinner or pick up the tab for a meal or coffee for a veteran at a restaurant.
  • Volunteer Your Time – Identify a charity, hospital or other organization that needs help near you.
  • Donate – Make a financial donation to an organization that works with veterans or the military.
  • Don A Poppy – Pick up a red crepe paper poppy from the American Legion Auxiliary. Donations to the program support disabled and hospitalized veterans in your communities.
  • Support Veteran-Owned Businesses – Locate one of the estimated 3 million veteran-owned businesses at buyveteran.com.
  • Take a Moment – Stop for a moment of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Our Chesapeake Automotive Equipment team would like to thank all veterans and take this opportunity to send special thanks to the veterans in Delaware, Maryland, northern Virginia, the West Virginia Panhandle and Washington, DC.

Chesapeake Automotive Equipment provides top-of-the-line general shop and automotive equipment to commercial automotive-related businesses ranging from independent mom and pop auto collision and repair shops to heavy-duty repair facilities to auto dealership groups along the East Coast. Contact our sales team at 800.604.9653 to find the right solution for your business.

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