In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, which was known as “the Great War.” The following year, that day was honored in many countries as Armistice Day.
In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became legally known as Veterans Day. When it became evident that the actual date of Veterans Day carried historical and patriotic significance to many Americans, President Gerald Ford signed a law returning the observation of Veterans Day to November 11th. Now, if November 11 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the federal government observes the holiday on the previous Friday or following Monday, respectively.
Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – whether alive or deceased – who served their country honorably while at war or during peacetime. This holiday is an opportunity to recognize the sacrifices our nation’s heroes have made. Today, we want to recognize two valuable K-Lakers who served in the military before they joined our organization – Jaime Todd and Densel Webb.
Jaime, who has been a K-Laker for seven years and is a KnowledgeLake Senior Customer Solutions Specialist, served in the U.S. Army for six years. As an ammunition specialist, she was responsible for the management of ordnance such as receiving, storing and issuing ammunition, missiles, rockets, etc.
The experiences Jaime gained during her time in the armed forces have greatly shaped her present and future.
“Serving in the military, teaches you to be persistent and to keep your head down and carry on, something I can apply to everyday life and to my career. The friends you meet in the military become part of a special family and family means everything especially to those who have been deployed down range.” – Jaime
Densel, a KnowledgeLake Software Engineer, served as a radio operator in the U.S. Marine Corps. Densel has applied the lessons he has learned during his years of service to his career.
“Overall just a get-it-done attitude. When you see something wrong/broken, you fix it. When you have an idea or goal, you work at it. You don’t complain about things, hoping someone else will do something about it, you take it into your own hands.” – Densel
Military personnel are trained to never give up and always find a way to get the job done. They think on their feet and find the best and quickest solution to any problems they encounter. They also possess unquestionable integrity as they are trained and taught to take responsibility for their actions and accept the consequences of mistakes.
Our company is extremely grateful to have both amazing veterans on our team. They embody the traits KnowledgeLake values like integrity, humility, collaboration, optimism, the thirst to learn and the desire to work hard. We are very appreciative of Jaime’s and Densel’s contributions at KnowledgeLake as well as their dedication to the U.S.A.
Learn how Jaime and Densel, along with the rest of our team, work together to foster a more productive workday within your organization.