On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns of war fell silent ending World War I. The day was known as Armistice Day. The war had raged for 4 years. The United States was involved from 1916 through 1918. During that time over 116,000 Americans were killed and over 204,000 were wounded. World War I was known as the ‘war to end all wars’. Just over 2 decades later the world was embroiled in an even greater war.

In the 100 years since WWI, American airmen, soldiers, sailors, marines and guardsmen of all ages, faiths, backgrounds and colors have heeded the call to arms when needed! Since that first Armistice in 1918, it is estimated that over 506,000 Americans have been killed in combat and related war incidents and over 968,000 have been injured.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” To this day, America continues to call on her sons and daughters to go into harm’s way. Every one of them deserves our respect and admiration.

The ranks of veterans of WWII and Korea are smaller every day. The Vietnam vets are growing older and many still remain in the shadows. The veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have served multiple tours and often come home with wounds that can’t be seen.

We owe far more to them than we can ever repay. But we can do something. That’s why Mercer Transportation supports the Wounded Warrior Project. In the past few years, the employees, contractors, supporters and friends of Mercer have donated over $130,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The need is as great now as it was the day we raised that first dollar. That’s why, this November 11th, (by the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) in honor of Veterans Day and in honor of all those who have served, we have a goal to raise $11, 111 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

If every employee, every contractor and every person in each Agent office would just donate $5.00, we can easily reach our goal. If you can give more, please consider doing so. If you can’t give at all, then we ask that you please support our veterans in some other way. A simple ‘thank you’ would be great.

If you can donate, please forward any contribution to Libby Netherton at Louisville. Libby will add up the donations and report our progress as we go.

Thank you for supporting the Wounded Warrior Project