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Fireworks! Why do we celebrate July 4th with colorful explosions?

Happy July 4th from American Warehouse Systems Our Independence Day (commonly known as July 4th) is a day of celebration commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  On July 4, 1776, we declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and we've been celebrating our freedom from that day on. According to historians, fireworks were introduced into the freedom celebration because John Adams wanted it that way.  Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned fireworks as a central part of the festivities.  According to a letter John Adams wrote to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, he stated that the day should be commemorated "with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever ... Read more

We don't choose to leave our families. We do this because we love our country.

Air Force Master Sgt. James Bonner reunites with his son. The Sacrifice for Freedom Military serviceman and dad, Air Force Master Sgt. James Bonner, spent 6 months thousands of miles away from his family.  1/2 of a year of his life dedicated to his country without seeing his family.  I hate to be away from my family for more than a couple of days. Master Sgt. Bonner has chosen to serve his country because he loves freedom and wants to defend our country from the dangerous attack of those who would take that God given right away. Surprise Homecoming Receiving a Hero's Welcome from his children's school where he surprised his wife and 2 boys, he reveals what is heavy on his heart as he returns home. We all love to view a soldier's return home.  His ... Read more

Rescue Dogs for PTSD Veterans results in Restoration

Operation Orion partners with K9s For Warriors Operation Orion - Rescue Dogs for Vets with PTSD  First Coast News, a local news station in Jacksonville FL, is launching Operation Orion and teaming up with K9s for Warriors and The Weaver Foundation.  They've found that these "rescue dogs" are bringing a sense of restoration back to our veterans with PTSD. K9s for Warriors started a home for veterans and dogs to pair them up.  The facility only houses four vets at a time and the waiting list is over a year.  First Coast News will be opening a new facility in June that will house 16 warriors at a time.  They are looking for donations from the community and general public to help fund the continuation of the program. The program goal is ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on June 12th, 2014 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,K9s For Warriors,Operation Orion,PTSD Support,Rescue Dogs

Organize, Security, Accountability & Prevention with Tool Crib Wire Cages

Secure Access Tool Crib Storage Enclosue Secure Tool Crib & Equipment Wire Cages In order to maintain tools in a high throughput area, I like to apply the acronym OSAP. Organization - Security - Accountability - Prevention Tool Crib and Equipment Wire Cages satisfy all areas of OSAP. Organization It's extremely important and time efficient that machine operators have tools on hand to fix any problems that may arise.  If the tools are missing being used by others or not properly returned, production will stop.  Costs will rise and profits will sink.  With a Tool Crib check-in/check-out system, you will always know where your tools are. Security With high throughput area, especially in a docking facility, people come and can your tools and equipment.  With your equipment surrounded by a welded wire cage ... Read more

Good Day to Remember that Freedom Isn't Free - Memorial Day Salute 2014

memorial day 2010- bill petros - 228   To all service members in all branches of our U.S. armed forces, we thank you for your courage, your strength, and your sacrifices. I would like to take a moment to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of our U.S. military servicemen and women. I'm sure you've seen a lot of images on the internet stating "Memorial Day is not another BBQ".  Let's take that to heart.  Many men and women have made great sacrifices to ensure our freedom.  They have been uncomfortable so we can be comfortable.  They have endured sleepless nights, no food, little shelter, and risk daily danger to their lives so we can be safe.  Some have made the ultimate sacrifice by saving their friends and fighting for our country. ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on May 23rd, 2014 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,Memorial Day,Military,SOT
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