Thursday, November 29th, 2012 | Author: OWC Jarrod
Whenever the wind blows here at Other World Computing headquarters in Woodstock, Ill., we are reminded of our commitment to the environment in the form of our Vestas V39-500 kW wind turbine.
Now on windy days, we will also have a reminder of our commitment to our customers with our spiffy new “OWC 25 Years” flag. The flag was raised in honor of our 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple community and tech industry.
Earlier this month, we kicked off our 25th year with a giveaway sweepstakes and fundraising campaign with charity: water with great success so far. And the flag is just another way we want to share this special milestone and serve as a reminder of our commitment to the “OWC Difference” in years past and for many years to come!
The American Flag just before sunrise today
OWC is closed today in honor and recognition of Memorial Day. In service to these United States of America, thousands have given their lives protecting and preserving that Freedom and Liberty for which she stands. Today we honor and commemorate our fallen with parades, speeches, and family observances.
This solemn day of remembrance was originally designated in 1868 to be recognized each year on the 30th of May. In 1971 Congress passed legislation to change the recognized day to instead fall on the last Monday of each May, effectively making it part of a three-day weekend. With respect to what this day is about, I do believe and without regard to a weekend or last Monday of a month, that this 1971 legislation should be undone. A great source of information on this important day and its history is the website www.USMemorialDay.org.
The American Flag lowered to half-mast at dawn
OWC proudly flies an American Flag at our headquarters and in compliance with Memorial Day decorum, it has been my personal honor to set our flag to half-mast at sunrise and then restore it to full mast at noon. The entire OWC team takes its responsibility to our members of the Armed Forces very seriously and we support their efforts far beyond honoring those who have lost their lives.
Words can hardly convey our thanks for Freedom and Liberty that they have protected with their lives. That we all have our choice of words and expressed opinions speaks to what they have accomplished. We remember and never forget those who paid the ultimate price for our Freedom with a moment of silence and the playing of Taps at 3pm local time.
American Flag at noon - high and proud - full-mast
Our sincere thanks and gratitude goes out to all those serving today and those who have served in our Armed Forces across time. We remember and honor all and always those that have fallen in the line of duty. On this day and everyday.
What’s more? It’s the little things throughout that can make a difference. When you see a member of our Armed Forces, consider walking over and saying thank you. For all the words we can say, this action can mean the world to those serving and protecting ours.
From all of us at Other World Computing, we would like to wish all of our customers a very happy 4th of July.
Independence Day is celebrated every 4th of July in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Our own Inbound Sales Supervisor, Benjamin Priest, has helped OWC kick off our holiday festivities today by providing each employee with their own hand-made desktop American Flag. Thank you, Ben, for your generous gift of time and materials.
On the Fourth itself, Other World Computing will be a major sponsor of the Woodstock Fireworks Show at Emricson Park in Woodstock, IL. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.
In observance of the national holiday, we will be closed for business on Monday, July 5th, but resuming all operations on Tuesday, July 6th.
A reminder regarding orders in transit on Monday: U.S. National Holidays are not included in the number of transit days it takes to deliver your OWC goodies. For example, an order placed before noon via Overnight Service on Saturday, July 3rd, should be expected on Tuesday, July 6th. An order that ships at the same time via a 2nd Day service should be expected the following Wednesday. Likewise, an order that normally takes four days transit, should be expected to take five as our carrier services are also observing Independence Day on July 5th. Article Continues…