At Quicken Loans, we work extra hard to uphold our commitments to our nation’s veterans. Whether it’s through something as large as sponsoring a veteran’s career fair or the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic to something as small as a simple blog post about local veteran outreach, we remain dedicated to honoring those who have served – and are serving – our country. And today we honor those who served in by recognizing the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This Sunday, November 11, 2012, is Veterans Day. And surprisingly, at least to me, many people confuse the events surrounding Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Why do we have two specific holidays to honor Veterans? What is the difference? At Quicken Loans, we keep our finger very closely on the pulse of the military community. That’s why it’s important for us to help spread the word and raise awareness about the importance and the history of this tradition-rich holiday.
The kick-off of the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic happened to remind one of our team members, Kurt Richardson, about something he had written in honor of the military service of many of his family members*, and the pride and reverence he has for those who continue to serve.