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Thanks to our Veterans
A special thank you for serving our nation in time of peace and war. We take so much of our freedoms for granted. Yet, its men and women like you that serve at the point of the spear to keep our nation strong. The Management Team and all supporting staff salute you for your commitment to answer the call when your country needed you most.
From the Management Team and Supporting Staff
History of Veteran's Day
Recognition for our veterans began with Armistice Day which was intended to honor veterans of WW I. However, it would only be a few short years till the War to end all Wars was overshadowed by the largest mobilization in our nation's history. WW II saw over 16M men and women rally to the slogan "Uncle Sam Needs You." WW II was followed by a police action which had all of the same hardships as experienced in WW I. This would be the Korean War. It was in 1954 that the US Congress changed the name of Armistice's Day to Veteran's Day. From this point forward, November 11th became the day to honor American Veterans from all wars.
Richard Arvine Overton is believed to be the oldest living veteran. He was born May 11, 1906 in Bastrop County TX. This would make him 107 years young. He served in the Army during WW II and lost a brother in Vietnam about 43 years ago. Recently he was interviewed and said that he could still do almost anything and did not take any medicine. Mr. Overton is the "Iron Man of all Veterans" and may he live many more years.
In 2011, there were 21.5 million veterans in the US. 1.6 M were women and 9.2 M were over 65 years of age. So to each of you that have faithfully served your country in time of peace and war, a special thank you from all of us for helping to preserve the freedom that we enjoy in our great country.
Any employee of CalArk or its sister companies are eligible for a 11% discount on their personal cell phone service thru AT&T Wireless. Goto http://www.att.com/wireless/calark and signup!
Congratulations to our drivers who celebrated their anniversary in September. Thank you for your dedication!
GLENN SEITZ II
LARRY D SMITH
Birthday wishes to our drivers who celebrated in September!
Mary Cundiff, Vice President of Recruiting poses for a quick pic with a driver at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, TX. If you are in the area, stop by and say 'Hi', she's in booth 17166.
A short story by Dean Parker published in Challenge Magazine, April 2013
On the ninth day, after God finished with the farmer, he looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need the goods to be moved."
So God made a trucker.
To read the full story, click on the link below. (Page 60 for mobile users)
The following story was provided by a stranded motorist who was assisted in a time of need by a CalArk driver and a team from Central Hauling. The drivers were later identified as Tomika Askew, Quinton and Angela Strickland. CalArk would like to thank these drivers for going above and beyond to help a complete stranger.
2012 Driver of the Year - Timothy Phillips
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