The men and women who have served or are serving in the military are recognized for their sacrifice and hard work. This year, K&K Glass, which has several locations in Florida, tried something new and has put up a Veterans’ Day Wall of Thanks on its website and social media accounts and invites all of those interested to post an appreciation message to members of the armed forces.
According to Michelle Knowlton, K&K Glass chief compliance officer, the company tried to come up with a way to say thank you differently this year. The Wall of Thanks idea came from one of its HR employees that had seen it done before. “We instantly loved the idea,” said Knowlton. “We have always put it on our social media, or displayed well wishes on our marquee signs in the past. This year we really wanted to get more people involved and to make it a much bigger celebration and observance.”
K&K aims to reach as many servicemen and servicewomen as possible with its Wall of Thanks. “We want them to know that we are grateful for them,” said Knowlton. “This is a very strange time for our country and we want to do what we can to bring people back together. What better way to start by thanking and showing gratitude to those who have fought and who continue to fight for our rights on a daily basis?”
The company currently has a number of veterans as employees and has one employee preparing to join the National Guard in January 2021.
Data from the US Census Bureau states that there are 17.4 million veterans currently living in the United States. Of the 17.4 million, 1.4 million, or 8%, are living within the state of Florida. “If even just of a half percent sees our posts of gratitude and thanks this month – then we would still consider it a success for everything we did in order to reach out to them,” said Knowlton. “That would make us very happy.”
Does your auto glass company currently have veterans on your staff? If so how are you honoring them for Veterans Day? If you would like to write a comment to veterans through K&K Glass’ Wall of Thanks, click here.