“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
OATH OF THE ENLISTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a leading national provider of exhibition services and event project management.
We have offices in major cities from coast to coast, and work in cities, towns, villages, and hamlets throughout our republic.
And throughout the republic, we see and experience – and we benefit from – the opportunity and freedom, the industriousness and risk taking, and the innovation and ingenuity that is more widely and deeply resident in America, that is more strongly supported in America, than in any other country.
The United States is a far from perfect union; we hold and are beset with sins and mistakes and shortcomings.
We are also, far and away, the greatest and best nation.
America has just gone through a most contentious and divisive and exhausting election. Angst remains, and nerves are raw. Unrest is in the land.
Fortunately, thankfully, amid and rising above the discord and enmity are respected and influential voices calling for unity, tolerance, and open-mindedness.
And, of course, during this period … as always … are the men and women of our armed forces – steadfast, unwavering, noble, resolute, courageous, and sworn to uphold our laws and our way of life.
Our servicemen and servicewomen are a force of all races, ethnicities, and creeds – and of native born and immigrants.
No organization on earth is as effective in fostering diversity, camaraderie, and operating efficiency in its ranks as is the U.S. military.
Our warriors protect and serve every American – period. They surely don’t take inventory of one’s political party or political leaning.
It goes without saying that every day should be a day of gratitude, and a day of honor and remembrance, for those who served.
We do, though, as a society – and this is wholly appropriate – have a national holiday, a day in which there is a particular and specific focus on honoring and thanking our veterans.
Veterans Day has its origins in Armistice Day, which is still celebrated in the United Kingdom and other countries, and commemorates World War I ending with the armistice with Germany going into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
In the United States, in 1954, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, and was dedicated as a national holiday to remember and honor all Americans who served in our military.
From 1971 through 1977, Veterans Day was held on the fourth Monday in October. Starting in 1978, Veterans Day returned to being held on November 11th.
In the Willwork corporate offices, sharing office space within 20 to 30 feet of each other are three Willwork employees who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces.
These special employees are our president, Will Nixon Sr., a World War II era U.S. Army veteran; Bill Miller, Senior Account Executive, who served in the U.S. Army; and Paul McNamara, our New England Production Manager, and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services extends a deep thank you and deep gratitude to Will, Bill, and Paul for their service to our country.
And we request that all of us, always, be mindful of, and thankful for, all those who served.