Today, November 11, is Veterans Day and an occasion for the civil society to divert attention to the contribution made by military veterans both in service and to the economy. Yahoo has taken up the task of focusing on veterans who run small businesses in the United States. Hopefully, other institutions will also do their bit. Ydeveloper is a small business IT solutions provider that provides just such business solutions for ecommerce websites.
The contribution of our veterans is indeed very significant. By way of statistics, military veterans owned 9% of US businesses in 2007, generated $1.2 trillion in receipts, and employed nearly 5.8 million people, going by census results. There’s of course no doubting that these figures have seen vast improvement since 2007. In the interest of our veterans, ecommerce websites development at Ydeveloper can prove to be a major bonus for such veterans’ small businesses.
The life of a military veteran has been an epic in the making. The hard working, disciplined, and spirited military veteran gives back to the society in a measure larger than most of us. These men and women are more business-like as well. However, I am of the opinion that instead of using the Veterans Day holiday as just another excuse for shopping, people across the United States should also use it to listen to our veterans’ experiences and honor them for their services. Let our veterans also benefit from a very special Veterans Day this year. Let us do whatever we can to bring a smile to their lips. Ydeveloper appreciates the contribution of veterans most sincerely and looks forward to working with clients on ecommerce websites for their businesses.
In the backdrop of the Iraq War and September 11, people are more inclined to shop at Veterans Day sales. Quite rightly so too – America’s veterans have gone out there, doing whatever it takes, and sacrificing life, limb, and the time required for such magnanimous service. All so that we don’t have to sacrifice. Let us now take the opportunity this year to also do our bit and donate to the USO, which offers such great programs for America’s veterans.