3 Surprising Facts About Veterans Day You Didn’t Know

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3 Surprising Facts About Veterans Day You Didn’t Know

Trust. Reliability. Experience. These are words that we proudly use to describe our company, but they’re also words that describe an incredible group of people: our nation’s veterans. 

On November 11, the country paid its respects to men and women who served and continue serving in our nation’s armed forces. But at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, Veterans Day is every day.  

We’ve modeled our business and company culture on the qualities possessed by these veterans. We also recognize their contributions to our country, our state, and our cities at every opportunity. 

 

Why Veterans Mean So Much to Us

 

Veterans Day is meant to celebrate the men and women, still living, who serve or have served in our military. Through their bravery and sacrifice, we can work, live, and play as a free country. 

But here are a few things you might not know about why we celebrate Veterans Day in November or how the holiday started: 


Veterans Day is Also Known As Armistice Day

What we know of as Veterans Day can be traced back to something called Armistice Day. Armistice Day was created to mark the Allied nations and Germany’s armistice in France in 1918. 

World War 1 was known as “The Great War” and “the war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, that proved not to be the case throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. 


Other Dates We’ve Celebrated Our Veterans

Historically, Veterans Day was sometimes on November 11 and sometimes not. In 1938, Armistice Day became a federal holiday, but it was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to include all U.S. Veterans, not just those from WWI. 

In 1968, Congress changed Veterans Day’s date to the fourth Monday in October, but the change didn’t begin until 1971. Many Americans continued to celebrate on November 11, so President Gerald Ford changed it back to 11/11 in 1975. 

Since then, U.S. citizens look forward to November 11th as a day to commemorate and thank our brave servicemen and women. 

 

Which States Have the Most Veterans

Did you know that there are three states which have a veteran population of over one million people? California has 1.56 million; Texas has 1.46 million, and Florida has 1.44 million. 

The U.S. census bureau estimates that over 330,000 veterans live in Alabama, which places our state in the top 2/5ths in the country for its veteran population. 

In addition to that ranking, the very first Veterans Day parade took place in Birmingham in 1947. Alabama has a wonderful history of saluting those who served and taking care of our veterans. 

 

Veterans Day and Beyond: How We Appreciate Our Veterans

 

At Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, we take pride in our veterans’ contributions to our communities, and we strive to appreciate them every chance we get. 

Our business is built on The Dixie Difference, which means that we strive to show the utmost professionalism, reliability, and expertise. We also work hard to build trust with all of our customers, and veterans receive a 5% discount on our services year-round. 

Bottom line: we’ll provide all customers (especially our veterans) with the highest quality and best value services for the money. 

Are you a veteran in need of electric, plumbing, or HVAC repairs or servicing? Give us a call today. We’ll be more than happy to work with you. 

 

Call Dixie, And It’s Done! 

At Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, your satisfaction is guaranteed. For electrical, plumbing, or heating and air services, our highly trained technicians will do it right the first time, on time, every time. For coupons and discounts on all the services that Dixie has to offer, click here. To schedule a service with Dixie, call 334.328.3570 for Montgomery, or call 334.246.4914 for Auburn. You can also schedule an appointment online

 

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