We at EMS Safety would like to say thank you to all of those who have served and continue to serve this great nation. We understand it takes great courage and a heavy decision to raise your right hand. Below, you will see a little history as to why we celebrate Veterans Day as well as what you can do to help veterans.
The History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day was commemorated on November 11th, 1919. It was at that point an armistice went into effect between the Allies and Germany during what was known as “The Great War” (World War I), and President Wilson declared November 11th to be Armistice Day:
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…
What You Can Do
This Veterans Day as well as all throughout the year, there are many different ways you can help veterans:
Volunteer with different organizations that offer aid to Vets:
- ESGR is an organization that assists with Reserve and National Guard members who are currently employed by offering training, resources, and workshops to those who served. They are always looking for volunteers to assist with their mission. Instructors could even offer discounted or free classes to those who may need CPR certification in the civilian side.
- The USO is an organization that provides services to Vets throughout the world. You can donate directly to the USO, or volunteer for a number of things to include assisting with events or centers, helping out with a unit’s homecoming from overseas, or helping a service member directly.
Resources for Veterans
Know a Veteran? Here are some resources available to them that you can share:
SGT Paul M. Vargas
Healthcare Specialist/CPR Instructor
United States Army Reserve