Thank You to Veterans Everywhere – A Remembrance Day and Veterans Day Message from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh
November 11, 2021 by Emil Sayegh
November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the U.S. Please join me in thanking all veterans everywhere for their service—an act of generosity that we can never repay. To all those who have served, I would like to humbly express my deepest gratitude for your service.
Every November 11th, we celebrate both Veterans Day and Remembrance Day and in the USA and Canada to commemorate the end of WW1 in 1918. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918, the brutal fighting stopped in the First World War, but not after 15 Million people died in that brutal war, 6 million of them being Allied soldiers. That day is known as Armistice Day, and still celebrated by all the Ally nations that fought and won the first World War. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time in the U.S. with President Wilson proclaiming that the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” A similar action was taken by the Canadian Parliament sometime later. Although the U.S. and Canada fought on the winning side, celebration of victory was replaced by solemn commemoration, and a sense that the countries owed a collective national debt to the ordinary soldiers who had lost their lives in battle. Therefore, now every November 11th, we celebrate both Veterans Day and Remembrance Day and in the USA and Canada respectfully.
A special thanks to all of our partners, customers, and employees who are veterans, and to all veterans in both the U.S. and Canada who have sacrificed so much. We honor you today, and every day.