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Feb 25, 2021

Veteran’s Day at Perfection

Honoring Service and Bravery on November 11

The History behind Veteran’s Day

“The Great War,” World War I, ended officially with the Treaty of Versailles. Signed on June 28, 1919, it came seven months after the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany which officially ended active fighting. Effective the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month — November 11, 1918 — the treaty ended the war to end all wars.

In 1919, Woodrow Wilson first declared this “Armistice Day” in the United States, and it has been recognized as a sacred day ever since. Officially changed to Veteran’s Day after World War II and Korea, it became the official day to honor all American veterans starting in 1954.

With Veteran’s Day fast approaching, Perfection takes a moment to appreciate the men and woman who have served, those who serve today, and those who will serve in the future. We are lucky to have some of these incredible patriots as part of our team; they make our work better every day.

Recognizing Our Veterans at Perfection Spring & Stamping

When Ron Anderson, Quality Assurance Manager, graduated from high school in 1973, he went straight to the Marines. Over two years of active duty, two years of active reserves, and two years of inactive reserve service, this private first class learned quite a bit.

Ron was stationed on the West Coast, where he worked as a mechanic. If it had an engine, he took care of it. Tanks, Jeeps, trucks, you name it — when equipment had trouble, it found its way to Ron. His grandfather owned a service station, where he worked growing up, so he had a knowledge base that suited him in his role.

Ron is far from the only veteran who works to keep Perfection Spring & Stamping strong. With four vets currently working for us, they continue a long tradition of service started by our founder, Louis Kahn, a WWII veteran of the US Navy and a Korean War veteran of the US Army Reserves. Among Louis and Ron, we have been fortunate to have at least 16 veterans join the Perfection team over the years from every branch of service.

Respect for a chain of command, strength to rise to and meet challenges, and the adventure of a lifetime are all takeaways that our employees treasure from their time of service.

This November 11, we encourage everyone to be inspired by our veterans — and to thank them for their service!

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