On November 11 of every year, America celebrates Veteran’s Day to honor and celebrate the millions of brave men and women who have graciously served our country both domestically and abroad over the years. Veteran’s Day began as a day to remember the ending of the First World War under the name of Armistice Day. Its significance began as a way to commemorate that “at the 11 Hour of the 11 Day of the 11 month of 1918 the Germans signed The Armistice. Then sitting U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed the holiday in 1919 which would later become a legal holiday in the United States in 1938 and would be “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace to be thereafter celebrated…” Congress would later amend the holiday and renaming Armistice Day as Veterans Day on June 1, 1954. Since that time, we have rightfully honored our Armed Services. We at Coleman Worldwide Moving have a long standing relationship with our military men and women and have serviced them with their relocation needs, have had members who have served or would later serve in the armed forces, and have tried to help out in charitable ways whenever we can.
On November 13 of this year, associates from our Houston Service Center offered assistance and helped to participate in the annual Texas Honor Ride, whose mission statement at the top of their website states: “To honor, directly help and improve the quality of life of wounded warriors and their families who are recovering at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.” This ride is a way to earn donations for Bikers who wish to make the trek on their bikes from Addicks Park and Ride in Houston to their destination at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Once they arrive at BAMC, The Texas Honor Ride continues with an afternoon of festivities featuring music, BBQ, and most importantly a meet and greet to honor wounded troops and their families. When Houston Service Center Manager George Parrow, a 20 year Naval Vet himself, heard about the event. He felt compelled to offer his assistance, so with the help of Allied Van Line’s SPD department, Coleman-Allied was able to use motorcycle skids and a company trailer to help carry any bikes that were unable to complete the ride to make it to BAMC. Due to the success of the event, the Honor Ride was able to donate a check totaled at $119, 215 to the Warrior Family Support Center.
Below are some pictures of the event with more being uploaded to our photo album on both our Corporate Facebook and Houston Facebook pages, as we can never repay the debt or show enough gratitude for the dedication our Veterans have shown our country.