Nov 06, 2018
Honoring the Service of Our Co-workers
November is here, which means that the upcoming holiday season is on everyone’s minds. But before we get too swept up in Thanksgiving menu planning or holiday gift shopping, we at CroppMetcalfe would like to take a moment to recognize the sacrifices of our country’s service men and women in honor of Veterans Day.
According to History.com, 16.1 million
living veterans served during at least one war and another 5.2 million living veterans have served in peacetime. Each November 11th, we pay tribute to all American veterans who have served our country honorably, during both times of war and peace. Here’s some background information
on how Veterans Day came to be:
The History of Veterans Day
Originally recognized as “Armistice Day”, the first Veterans Day was observed on November 11, 1919 — the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1938, Congress passed a resolution to make Armistice Day a national holiday.
In 1954, after both World War II and the Korean War, Congress amended the 1938 resolution to change “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day”.
Veterans Day was moved from November 11th to the last week in October for a period of time in the late 1960s through the early 1970s, which was not well-received by the States and caused a bit of confusion for the public. However, in 1975, President Ford signed a law that returned Veterans Day observance to its original date of November 11th, which we still honor today.
CroppMetcalfe Supports Our Veterans
From all of us at CroppMetcalfe, we thank those who have served to protect our freedoms. Now, we’d like to give back to you by providing careers for veterans.
CroppMetcalfe is extremely proud to have many retired service men and women as part of our team
. In fact, we’ve been recognized as a Virginia Values Veterans Official V3 Certified Company.
Here’s what some of our veteran employees have to say about working at CroppMetcalfe:
“CroppMetcalfe goes through a lot to make sure their customers are happy and satisfied with their services. The teamwork is outstanding." – Robert
"Working for CroppMetcalfe has been a great experience. The family-oriented environment at CroppMetcalfe is something you rarely see in the civilian world." – Marcus
"The recruiting and orientation were the best I’ve ever been through. I just wanted to take this time to acknowledge CroppMetcalfe and thank them for supporting and hiring our military veterans." – Wade
Veteran Employment at CroppMetcalfe
Since CroppMetcalfe was founded in 1979, our goal has been to provide quality home maintenance services to residents of the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Our dedication to our customers is the driving force behind how CroppMetcalfe has reached the level we are at today. We’re always looking for quality employees who will continue the CroppMetcalfe legacy of service and passion — which is why many of our co-workers are veterans.
CroppMetcalfe provides careers for veterans by offering year-round work to those who have served, with benefits including:
Health, dental, and vision insurance
401K plans with company match
Paid vacation and holidays
Flexibility to transfer between departments
Veterans are always welcome in the CroppMetcalfe family. If you’re a U.S. veteran interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades, contact us online