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Wiley X,® Inc. remembers America's veterans

November 9, 2011
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Vendor NewsVeteran’s Day — which this year falls on Friday, November 11 — is a holiday established for our nation to recognize the service and sacrifice of the millions of American veterans who have served their country both here and abroad. 

For many people, it’s just another day off work or school, or a chance for a three-day weekend with the family.  Like veterans themselves, this holiday can be easy to take for granted.  Which is why Wiley X,® Inc. — a veteran-owned company with a quarter century of tradition providing ballistic eye protection to U.S. soldiers in action around the world — is reminding Americans not to forget the true meaning behind this important day.

“With more than 20 million veterans currently living in America, just about everybody has a friend, relative or co-worker who has served in some branch of the military,” said Myles Freeman, Jr., Co-Owner of Wiley X, Inc. “Take the simple step of expressing gratitude to the vets in your life this Veteran’s Day. Make a phone call to say ‘thanks,’ take the time to chat in the halls, or better yet, invite some veterans over for a home-cooked meal.  You’ll be surprised how powerful this is and how appreciated it will be. This simple gesture of appreciation will make it a memorable holiday for them— and you.”

Over the past 25 years Wiley X has built a reputation as a leading provider of eyewear and gloves designed to protect American soldiers on the field of battle. To do this, Wiley X sunglasses are manufactured to the highest standards of performance and protection. Wiley X tactical eyewear products meet stringent ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity Impact standards, protecting soldiers against a wide range of dangers while providing the clear vision and eye comfort needed to perform their duties. It’s for this reason that many Wiley X tactical sunglasses are available through GSA and carry their own National Stock Numbers.

Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this ANSI certification on every product it makes.  “It’s important to us that all wearers of our sunglasses receive this same advanced eye protection, said Freeman. “We want to protect the vision of all Americans, whether they’re at work, at play or serving their country.”

For more information about Wiley X’s support of veterans and the company’s full line of protective eyewear for tactical, occupational and recreational use, contact Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.

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