Next week in the US, we will again celebrate the Fourth of July. As a Philadelphia-based company, we have reminders all around us in the historical monuments that were part of the original Fourth. However, we should also never forget the people that made this possible.
Throughout the years leading up to and since, there were many courageous individuals who fought to ensure our freedoms. And while we know some of their names, many we will never know. This is true even today. As we celebrate, countless Americans in the US and around the world are on duty and on guard to protect our freedoms. Even on holidays like the Fourth.
I am proud of our company’s support throughout the years for those who maintain our freedoms, and I hope you are too. D&Z employees work year-round to help protect our freedoms and secure democracy in the US and around the world.
We should all be reminded that freedom is not free and take the opportunity on days like the Fourth of July to celebrate and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy in the US, and those who help provide and protect them.
Happy Fourth of July. Please enjoy the holiday safely.
Hal Yoh is chair and chief executive officer of Day & Zimmermann, a leader in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and government agencies around the world. He is the third generation of the Yoh family to lead Day & Zimmermann—a family-owned business and former recipient of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. As chairman and chief executive officer since 1999, Hal has helped shape the strategic growth that the company has achieved over the last few decades.