Today, amongst the continuing upheaval of a difficult election count and continuing pandemic, we take a pause for something good –  honoring our members of the American Armed ForcesVeriily, FoundersTaps’ sponsoring agency, is especially proud to call itself a veteran-driven company. Through military experience, a bond of brotherhood is formed and service is honored. Veriily’s Mark Mazzone, Bill Foster, and Will Ferguson learned this during their military career and have brought it forward into a company that continues to serve.

Our Proud Vets

Sgt Mark Mazzone

Mark Mazzone served in the United States Army from 2000 to 2005. He took a break from his military service to attended The University of North Carolina Wilmington. After graduation, he then served in the NC National Guard from 2007 to 2018. During this time he had two deployments where he saw active combat in support of Operation Iraqui Freedom.

Corporal Bill Foster

Bill Foster served from 2005 to 2013 in the U.S. Marine Corps. He reached the rank of Corporal and served as both an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter and a Logistics Specialist. He also served on the MCAS Cherry Point and MCB Quantico Ceremonial Platoons performing military funerals and ceremonies.

Sgt Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson joined the Army at the age of 18. He was in Basic Training on 9/11; a rather dramatic event for all, but especially for the enlisted military. He became a Paratrooper after which he was deployed with the 2nd Infantry Division in 2003 as an Infantryman.

 

Family Matter Brings Connections.

 

Harvey and Rucker

While never serving themselves, many of our Veriily members have the honor of being family members to those how have served. Together, they have walked hand-in-hand in what it takes to be a proud American Military family. While our marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors, and guardsmen serve, the family is home keeping life running as they wait for their return.

 

Michele Beck, Verilly’s social media guru, speaks fondly of her two Uncles who served. Earl Harvey (left) was stationed in the Philippines. Her uncle, Dennis Rucker (right) was stationed in San Diego at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center.

Master Sargent McCown

As editor-in-chief of Veriily, I find it important that I work with veterans who bring such passion to this job and company. I come from a family that is well entrenched in the United States Military.  From recent and times past I have a brother, a few uncles, great-uncles, and even a great-great-great-grandfather who wore the uniform. Mostly I am proud of my father Richard McCown who served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Thankful For Uncommon Heroes

All who put on the uniform already know or soon come to learn the tremendous responsibility and honor it is to serve America. They make an uncommon choice to spend a period of their life in service to America. They are heroes walking among us. They did a job so many of us never could do and yet do it proudly and without question. They deserve our respect, thanks and honor, today – Veterans Day – and every day.