The wearing of poppies in honor of America’s war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day. The origin of the red poppy as a modern-day symbol of this day was actually the idea of an American woman, Miss Moina Michael. In war-torn battlefields, the red field poppy was one of the first plants to grow. Its seeds scattered in the wind and sat dormant in the ground, only germinating when the ground is disturbed—as it was by the very brutal fighting during World War 1. The practice of wearing of poppies was further inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,”Read More →

This weekend, we celebrate Armed Forces Day. We recognize all who served our country in the past and those serving currently. On Aug. 31, 1949, Defense Secretary, Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the armed forces under one agency — the Department of Defense

On June 10, 2017, Dan Neil Young, 59, of Whetstone, Arizona, passed away of a sudden illness. Mr. Young was a respected and valued member of the Semper Valens Solutions (SVS) team. In his memory, The Dan Young Scholarship was established to honor him and his charitable contributions of his time to the community around him, the industry he worked in, and each team he supported with his contributions of knowledge, skills and abilities. The Dan Young Scholarship is the Executive Group’s way of honoring him and keeping his memory flowing with each person it touches. Dan’s Story Dan wasRead More →