On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we share CCI/Speer’s Veterans Day Parade story of honor and celebration. This story, sent to us by our coworkers at CCI/Speer in Lewiston, Idaho, is a touching example of how community involvement touches people and families in ways we can only imagine.
On Saturday, November 11, CCI/Speer had a group of employees and family members participate in the local Veterans Day Parade. The parade was put on by the Council of Veterans Organization in the LC Valley through the Lewis Clark Valley Veterans Council. Military families (“Saluting the Service & Sacrifice of our Military Families”) was the theme of this year’s parade and families were out in force, both to watch the parade and participate in it. Plenty of candy was tossed out to participants.
Additionally, the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston hosted their Quilts of Valor program. Quilts are lifetime awards presented to U.S. service members who are “touched by war” during their time in the military. Three of the quilts awarded were sponsored by CCI/Speer. The Veterans Day Ceremony also included awards presentations and guest speakers. Other organizations participating included Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Posts, the Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans and the Fleet Reserve.