As we close out 2020, we can all agree the year started out one way and is ending a whole different way. It’s been a year everyone will remember for a long time. However, 2020 is also a year that has a number of important historical milestones which might have been overlooked by most, but are important to Americans, Veterans and their families. These events include: the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America; the founding of the League of Nations, which was the precursor to the United Nations; the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave American women the right to vote; the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Accords ending the war in Bosnia-Herzegovinaand probably the most significant, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
All these events are major milestones and deserve their rightful place in history. Doing our part to make sure history is never forgotten, the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and adapt to assist transitioning service men and women from their individual journey in the United States Military back to civilian life. Through commitment to our five core pillars of education, employment, wellness, business, and family, USVCC stands ready to provide each and every one of them the resources and opportunities to be successful at the start of their journey.
One of the ways we are currently making a difference is by hosting our first of several virtual hiring and education fairs to support this transition on9-10 December. This event was developed to specifically give the veterans, transitioning service members, their spouses and caregivers the opportunity to connect with world class companies and educational institutions and take the next step in their journey.
Again, as we close out one of the most unexpected years in American history, we want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the oath to support and defend this great nation of ours, but our work would not have be possible without the thousands of companies, colleges, universities, veteran organizations, and veterans families who are the backbone of the country and stand ready to support every service member.
The USVCC team
(above) Wounded veteran Arthur Moore looks up as he watches the ticker rain down from New York Buildings, August 14, 1945.