Honor Our Veterans

At the present time, there are 21 million American men and women who have served in the military branches of the United States. They come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

The above image displays members of the EdisonLearning team who have served, or in some cases, are still serving our country.  Our appreciation of their commitment is unlimited, and we are honored to have them as colleagues.

On November 11, Americans will observe Veterans Day and honor all of our fellow citizens who put on a uniform to not only protect and defend our nation, but to help bring about a better and safer world.

Since the conclusion of the World War I, which was labeled at the time as, “the war to end all wars,” mankind has engaged in armed conflicts too numerous to list. Nearly all have been fueled by religious intolerance, racial prejudice, or sheer desire for power. Yet, the overwhelming cause of war and destruction has been – ignorance: the lack of knowledge.

On a daily basis, our organization is committed to advancing student achievement not only in the U.S. and U.K., but throughout the world.  This significant aspect of our Mission and Vision is how we can impact mankind, so that brave freedom-loving soldiers will not have to march into harm’s way.

We further have a role to play in the reintegration of our veterans when they transition to civilian life, including the transition to employment.  It is for this reason that we have partnered with Troops to Teachers in every school location across the country. This U.S. Department of Defense program helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

EdisonLearning is a military friendly employer, and proud of it. We know that veterans offer us all an example of what it means to truly serve. Making extraordinary sacrifices, they have dedicated themselves to protecting our country, our freedoms, and our way of life.

As you celebrate Veteran’s Day this weekend, please join me in making a special effort to show our gratitude, support and respect for the brave and selfless contributions of our Veterans and their families.


Thom Jackson