Tomorrow is Veterans Day and SmallGovCon would like to thank our veterans for their service.
Here are some interesting historical facts about Veterans Day. It was on November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The US Department of Veterans Affairs holds a ceremony each year in Arlington National cemetery, to honor and thank all who served in the US Armed Forces. The first celebration using the term Veterans Day occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947. You can read more about the history of Veterans Day here.
If you are not a veteran, please reach out and take a moment to thank those veterans in your life. We hope you will consider attending a Veterans Day event in your area to thank them for their service and honor their sacrifice.
And now, this week in federal government contracting news included a new contracting initative, increased use of AI, and cyber security updates.
On this Veteran’s Day, our firm salutes veterans. Veterans are extraordinarily modest. They don’t ask for, or expect, a “thank you.” But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve one. If you are a veteran, thank you very much for your service. If you are not a veteran, take a moment today to thank the veterans in your life. We appreciate you and we truly thank you for your service today and every day.
We’ve included some articles on federal government contracting that we found informative, this week. Enjoy the weekend and happy Veteran’s Day!
If you click the “service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses” tab on the right, you will find a list of SmallGovCon blog posts on CVE verification, affiliation, joint ventures, and the like. And don’t let me stop you from reading; this is a legal blog, after all.
But before you scroll through the latest SBA OHA or GAO decision, take a moment to think about that phrase, which can be tossed around rather casually in the industry these days: “service-disabled veteran.” Let’s not lose sight of the fact that, whether or not you are a veteran, the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program is worthy of our support because it is one small but important way for our country to say “thank you” to those who risked so much, and gave so much, on behalf of us all.
So, to my service-disabled veteran readers and my veteran readers: thank you. And Happy Veterans Day.