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Even a world war could not destroy the Christmas spirit!

Christmas Truce of 1914 The first Christmas during World War I, only five months after the outbreak of war in Europe, was bleak, cold, and soldiers did not expect a celebration.  Some had received gifts from home and support from their country in the form of food, tobacco, sweets, and tokens from loved ones.  Thoughts were turned to home and times of peace. Christmas Eve, December 24 1914, an eerie quiet stole over the dangerous front line.  The commonplace sound of hissing, cracking and pops from machine gun fire and artillary, was replaced by German voices drifting over the frozen battlefield, "Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht. Alles Schlaft, einsam wacht."  The tune was hauntingly unmistakeable to the British troops entrenched close by the enemy line.  "Silent night,  holy night.  All ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on December 17th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,History,Military,Christmas Truce,Military,SOT

Top 5 Gifts for Troops this Christmas

A Military Christmas According to the USO, the Top 5 Gifts for our Troops this Christmas and holiday season are: 1.  Phone calls home Especially around the holidays, troops deployed across the globe rely on free calls home from USO centers to connect with their family members or just let people back in the States know they're doing OK.  Find out how you can help keep these phone calls free for America's troops during the holidays. 2.  Long-distance bedtime stories The USO’s partnership with United Through Reading’s Military Program allows troops to record themselves reading a book and send that recording to comfort their children back home. Even when their parents are deployed half way around the world, they have a way to see mom or dad every ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on December 5th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,Military,SOT

Thanksgiving Day - Military Style

Thanksgiving Day - Military Style For many of us, Thanksgiving will mean a day of enjoying family and sharing a banquet of carefully prepared family favorites.  Ultimately, the meal will end with a raucous football game, perhaps sharing family stories, no doubt with a lot of love and laughter.  Thanksgiving should be a day full of sharing special moments with the ones that we love and making memories that will live on. During this special American holiday where we draw near to family and celebrate this 150 year old tradition, I would like to take a moment to celebrate the dedicated men and women of our U.S. military. More than 130,000 service members won't be able to go home for the holidays because they are serving abroad, according to the ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on November 27th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,Military,SOT

American Warehouse Systems Celebrates A Successful 10 Years

American Warehouse Systems 10 Year Anniversary American Warehouse Systems Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary On Sunday, November 10, American Warehouse Systems celebrated its 10-year anniversary! In a decade marked by extraordinary growth and success in the industry we would like to humbly thank our dedicated and skilled team members as well as you, the customer! Without our employees and customers none of this would have been possible. It all began in a storage closet with one desk and one phone. Ten years ago, Mark Juelich and Steve Thoemke created AWS. It began as a two-man operation in a former storage closet with one desk and one phone. Through a decade of hard work and sacrifice from all of our staff, AWS managed to become the largest material handling vendor on GSA Schedule 56 ... Read more

Marines Get a Special Welcome Home

marine homecoming Recently, a group of 13 Marines were returning home from a long tour of duty in Afghanistan.  Their journey was making a stop in Chicago at O'Hare International Airport, after five days of traveling to get home to San Diego.  The wife of one of the Marines called the USO lounge in hopes of getting the Marines some real Chicago pizza and champagne, but what happened was much bigger. The city's aviation department, fire department, and police department all arrived at the airport to greet the returning heroes.  The fire department sprayed arches of water over the returning plane while the other personnel created a corridor of applause as the Marines got off the plane.  The civilians waiting in the airport joined in, and gave ... Read more
Posted by Amber on November 14th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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