By Kirk Kallio
Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served
Waupaca Foundry is honored to support our service men and women by hiring veterans. Nationwide, 11% of our Waupaca Foundry team members have served in uniform and we thank them for their service. To recognize our employees who have served, each of our plants put one American flag on the lawn for every employee who is a veteran.
Our company takes pride in hiring team members with military service. Human Resources Manager Phil Eatherton was on active duty with the United States Navy for four years before transitioning to the private workforce.
“When I see ‘veteran’ on someone’s job application, I want to talk to them,” Eatherton said. “I know first hand the discipline and the attention to detail required of basic training and military service. If service men and women can complete that journey successfully, I know they have something to offer our company,” he said.
The end of World War I was officially recognized by an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. For that reason, November 11 was set aside as a day to honor and remember American veterans for their service.
For those who served in uniform to keep our country free, we thank you. For those of us who have not served, please take a moment to thank our veterans for their personal sacrifices that have been made on our behalf.