Our reflections this Veterans Day

This week we want to honor all veterans for their service to our country. According to Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2016 there were about 20.4 million U.S. veterans, which is  just less than 10% of the nation’s adult population. With that being said, we all know someone, be it a family member, friend, co-worker, or mentor, who has put their life on the line to protect our country. Today we want to thank them and let them know we appreciate their service. We encourage you to take the time to reach out to a veteran or service member in your community and express your gratitude – the world we know would not be the same without them.

At Koné Consulting, we’d like to recognize our own families’ sacrifices:

Marion David Ellis, who served in the Navy in WWII, Alicia and Karin’s grandfather (read Marion Ellis’s Service Career account here);

Alicia’s father, John M. Straub, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war era;

Erika’s grandfather, Emmett Humes, a Marine in WWII;

Marion David Ellis, Alicia and Karin’s grandfather

Marion David Ellis, Alicia and Karin’s grandfather

John M. Straub, Alicia’s father

John M. Straub, Alicia’s father

Emmett Humes, Erika’s grandfather

Emmett Humes, Erika’s grandfather

Christina’s father, N.G. Watson, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war era; 

and Reginald A. Fletcher, Christina’s maternal grandfather (pictured with her mother), who served in the Air Force during WWII.

Reginald A. Fletcher, Christina’s grandfather, and her mother.

Reginald A. Fletcher, Christina’s grandfather, and her mother.

N.G. Watson, Christina’s father

N.G. Watson, Christina’s father