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Sunday was Veteran’s Day, a holiday that originated as Armistice Day to commemorate the agreement that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Its name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954. This year’s holiday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the “war to end all wars.”

While Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living or dead – it especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Barnhart is thankful to have veterans from many branches of the military among our ranks of employees. They serve in positions from logistics to engineering to trucking. We are proud of their service and their values of discipline and dedication.

We are also thankful for our over 1200 employees nationwide who represent Barnhart every day. It’s hard to imagine that a company that started with 10 employees in one single Memphis location just a few decades ago would grow to a company our size.

Being thankful is a big part of our mindset at Barnhart and is embodied in some of our core values. It extends to our appreciation of our employees who go out and provide quality service to our customers every day. To our engineers and fabricators who, through innovation, create better methods and tools to meet the needs of our customers. To our project managers and others who ensure the safety of our employees, customers, vendors and the general public on the job.

As Thanksgiving approaches, we count our blessings and are especially grateful to our customers who enable us to do what we love every day. Repeat customers who show their confidence in our past performance by giving us more opportunities. New customers who are willing to give us a shot based on our reputation and history and allow us to exceed their expectations.

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope it is a day filled with gratitude, fellowship, delicious food and, of course, football.