Do you know why Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th? It originated as Armistice Day on 11.11.19, celebrating the end of World War I, and became a national holiday in 1938. President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday to the Veterans Day in 1954. The meaning of the day has evolved into a tribute to all veterans who have served in the military during times of war or peace. According to the HISTORY® Channel, there are about 23.2 million military veterans in the United States. Let's pause on November 11th to remember their selfless service and courage. Thankful for Our Veterans and Proud of Made-in-the-U.S.A. Products Using high-quality safety products is essential to ensure a safe environment and save lives. A product’s country of origin is an important criterion for making a purchase decision. U.S.A.-made products have earned their right to be considered the highest quality products due to their reliable performance ensured by strict standards of safety product manufacturing. Here are three excellent products, you can be glad to know are made in the U.S.A.: 1. EZ Air Pro Deluxe Air Shield PAPR 9904-10 Allegro’s EZ Air Pro Deluxe Air Shield PAPR is the ultimate Personal Protective Equipment for industrial manufacturing environments that demand respiratory protection from contaminates. The Deluxe Supplied Air Shield/Helmet uniquely provides all-in-one head, eye, face and respiratory protection against hazardous airborne contaminants and flying debris. Complies with ANSI Z89.1 Type 1 Class G for head protection; ANSI Z87.1+ for face shield/eye protection, and is NIOSH approved. 2. Skullgard Hard Hat with Full Brim 475407 The MSA Skullgard Hard Hat with full brim and Fas-Trac suspension is one of our top-sellers. Skullgard helmets have been able to withstand radiant heat loads producing temperatures up to, but not exceeding, 350F. The full brim provides additional protection against the sun, glare, rain and falling debris. 3. 3M N95 Disposable Respirator 8210V The 3M N95 Disposable Respirator 8210V blocks 95% of all non-oil particle matter down to .03 microns from getting into the lungs. Providing the same protection as the 3M 8210 Respirator, the addition of a CoolFlow Exhalation Valve makes this disposable respirator both comfortable and effective. This respirator mask features a cushioned, adjustable nose pad that forms to provide a custom fit and secure seal. Lightweight construction added to the cooling exhalation vent makes this a good choice for all-day work that involves grinding, sanding, sweeping, or general clean-up. If you have questions or would like help selecting the right equipment for your application, please give PK Safety folks a call at 1-800-829-9580, or go to www.pksafety.com.