Today Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day where we honor those who have sacrificed their lives in service to the country. This is not to be confused with Veterans Day. Although we do honor the fallen on Veterans Day, that day is also a celebration of the living who have served honorably in the military in both wartime and peacetime.
Once again, I am thankful to be able to celebrate both days with my family — my son in particular who spent four years as a Marine in Asia and Afghanistan and is now attending Sam Houston State University in Texas. For many of the families of his Marine buddies, the day is especially a solemn one.
Tomorrow, Autodesk employees will be back on the job responding to your feedback about Autodesk Forge and Autodesk technology in general. For today we will think about those who could not be here with us.
Recognition and appreciation are alive in the lab.