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Honoring all who served on Veterans Day

By NICHOLAS SAKELARIS | CoServ

It’s been 103 years since World War I ended with an armistice at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. Today, November 11 is recognized as Veterans Day to honor the sacrifices of all who served in the U.S. military. 

For CoServ, that commitment to honoring veterans shines through with the veteran Employees we hire, the nonprofits that the CoServ Charitable Foundation partners with and the assistance we provide to Gold Star families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.

CoServ currently has 31 Employees who are veterans of the U.S. military. As a company, CoServ recognizes its veterans with special meals, gifts and other perks to thank them for their service.

That includes Conan Tearney, Client Services Team Lead, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1993 to 1999, including time in Okinawa, Japan.

“When my service ended, I left with many skills in the technology field as well as soft skills that would be hard to learn anywhere else, which could then be translated into the private sector afterwards,” said Conan, who has been with CoServ since 2015. 

Conan and fellow Marine veteran Scott Grass, CoServ’s Director of Accounting who served from 1989 to 1993, lead CoServ’s volunteer efforts for the Texas Ramp Project, which builds ramps at people’s homes. Many of the people they help are disabled veterans.

“The fact that CoServ has core values, which are similar to those I was taught in the Marines, shows through the high-quality performance that is expected from our Employees every day,” Scott said. “CoServ has supported its veterans in many ways and I am very appreciative of that.”

 

Veterans Day events in your community

Celina: Veterans Day Celebration

  • 11 a.m. on Oct. 23
  • A luncheon honoring all veterans
  • Celina Heritage Museum

The Colony: American Heroes: A salute to Veterans

  • Nov. 5-6
  • Two-day patriotic festival
  • The Colony Five Star Complex

Flower Mound: Veterans Day Ceremony

  • Nov. 7
  • Picnic: 1 p.m.
  • Ceremony 2 p.m.
  • Family picnic FREE hot dogs, cake and lemonade
  • Flower Mound High School

McKinney: Veterans Day Ceremony

  • 11 a.m. on Nov. 11
  • A fallen soldier tribute honoring veterans, full color guard posting of the colors, flag folding ceremony and guest speakers.
  • Caddo Office Reimagined in McKinney

Justin: Veterans Day Parade Down Main

  • 12 p.m. on Nov. 11
  • Gather at Northwest High School 
  • The community will celebrate with a walk down Main Street at Northwest High School

Frisco: The Frisco Community Parade

  • 10 a.m. on Nov. 13
  • Parade features high school sports teams, scouts, civic organizations, professional sports teams and local businesses.
  • Toyota Stadium, Frisco
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