A Tribute to Veterans Day By Consumers Energy; Veterans

This Veterans Day, Consumers Energy honors our veteran employees as well as the 24.9 million across the nation who have served in the armed forces. The holiday, celebrated every year on Nov. 11, is marked by parades across America and a national ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. This year marks the 96th anniversary of the holiday– 96 years after the end of World War I. Video below property of The History Channel.

A Tribute to Veterans, By Veterans

We have many veteran employees who are proud to work for a company that celebrates individuals of all experiences. Check out a few perspectives below:

“Veterans Day is the most important day of the year to me because of all the men and women who served their country to protect freedom and liberty for their family, friends, and all Americans. That is why this country we live in today is so great.”

-Henry Bastian

U.S. Navy QA Inspector, Fire Marshall, Officer of the Deck, Damage Control Officer and Hurricane Warden

Consumers Energy Combinations Job-13 in Material Logistics and Inventory Management in Bad Axe

“I would encourage employees to pause and take a minute to think of what they have. Think of what they can do or become. You have these rights because of a Veteran. I thank the ones that came before me and I will continue to support the ones serving after me.”

-Cres Hernandez

U.S. Army Ranger

Production Supervisor at the Karn plant

“Veterans Day is a very special day. Without the sacrifices made by the men and women of the services, our liberty and freedom would not be what it is today nor would the future of America be protected.”

-Clark Gallagher

U.S. Army Mobile Power Generation Operations and Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Lead at the Whiting plant

Consumers Energy Helps Train Veterans for New Careers

The Consumers Energy Foundation provided a $2,500 grant to NACE Detroit Section, to help U.S. military veterans become certified in cathodic protection, a field in demand in the pipeline industry.

The hands-on training showed the veterans how the classroom training they had been receiving at Fort Custer, helps improve the integrity of steel and keep pipelines safe. The average salary for corrosion professionals in Michigan is nearly $85,000. Read the full story.