Veterans Day 2013

Americans throughout the country expressed gratitude on Veterans Day to those who have served in our military. Werner Enterprises hosted its own special ceremony Nov. 11 at its Omaha, Neb., headquarters to honor and celebrate our veterans.

Guest speakers included President and COO Derek Leathers, Associate Vice President of Human Resources Chris Polenz, Director of Government and Field Recruiting Jim Morbach and inaugural Freedom 1 professional driver Dave Conkling.

“On Veterans Day, it should be your mission to thank a veteran,” Polenz said. “So find a veteran at Werner, in your family or in your neighborhood. Extend a hand, salute them and give them a big thanks.”

Leathers urged members of the audience to show gratitude not just on Veterans Day, but all year long.

“Take the time to thank a veteran for what they do every day when they are out there fighting for people they have never met and protecting people they will never know,” he said.

Photos from the event are available in the photo album.

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