Kia Country Salutes Veterans

November 9th, 2016 by

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“Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in
for our veterans.”—Military.com

On Friday, November 11, we join the nation in honoring our Veterans.  Originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I, it became a national holiday in 1938.  Often confused with Memorial Day which honors those who died in service, Veteran’s Day pays tribute to all American veteran’s living or dead, but especially recognizes those living who served in war or peacetime. President Eisenhower officially changed the name from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day in 1954.  Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate World War I and II veterans.

There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the US.  National celebrations will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Locally, the City of North Charleston and Patriots Park Naval & Maritime Museum have been designated as official regional sites.

 

 

South Carolina has a strong military presence with the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard in Charleston, North Charleston and Goose Creek; and several more throughout the State.

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Marine Corps Recruit Depot – Parris Island
Coast Guard Sector Charleston
Joint Base Charleston
Fort Jackson
McEntire Joint National Guard Base
South Carolina National Guard
South Carolina State Guard
Shaw Air Force Base

In particular, Kia Country would like to recognize our employees that have served:  Carlos Lowe, Michael Gregory, Tony Washington and Elijah Tucker (not pictured).  Kia Country will join many businesses throughout the country who say thank you by providing free or discounted services to our veterans. Veterans may take advantage of our military sales and service discounts through the entire month of November.

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We hope you will join us in taking time to acknowledge the contributions of the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. Thank you for your service.