11. 11. 11. Those numbers are symbolic to veterans around the world. It was 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. Troops who had been fighting in World War I, known as “The Great War” were notified that an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities was going to occur between the Allied nations and Germany. When the Treaty of Versailles was signed the following year, it made it official.This is a picture of soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, as they waited for the end of the war. This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”At Check-6, this day is sacred to us. We are a disabled veteran-owned business whose entire reason for being was to use our elite military training in order to grow leaders, and provide for a more efficient, cost-saving and safer workplace.
The work our people do helps provide for a more stable world. To our brothers and sisters in arms who are currently serving your country, we salute you!