Memorial Day is a time when those in the U.S. honor our veteran
war dead. It began three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, when the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It was decided that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30, because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant presiding over the ceremonies.
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A slice from the circle of life: a picture from a debrief session during our coaching hitch on the Naga 2 off the coast of Vietnam. Check-6 Coach Freddy "Rabbit" Warren was conducting the debrief on the drill floor after crews set the packer. The rig is owned by UMW Petropipe/Singapore Drilling.
Retired Nuclear Commander, now Check-6 VP of International Operations David "Burner" Burnham, Speaks Out on Safety in the Energy Industry
Check-6 Logistics Solutions Vice-President Buck Dodick was invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Louisiana Military Advisory Council on September 9 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Troy "Korn" Kehoe, VP of Product Development for Check-6 Training Systems, will be the guest lecturer at NASA's Johnson Space Center Tuesday, September 24. "Korn" will be speaking on "The Endless War on Human Error," at NASA's 2013 Guest Lecture Series. "Korn" proudly served as a USMC AV-8B Harrier pilot, flew commercially for American Airlines, and helped develop the training system for the Joint Strike Fighter Program.
Randy “Durk” Duhrkopf with the Pineville WV VFD where he gave a short presentation on 25 July and entertained questions about Check-6 and the U.S. military.