CORT’s assistant district general manager in San Francisco, Roger Bonte, joined the United States Army in 1986, because he had a sense of service for his country that was instilled by his parents at a young age. Roger’s parents experienced the atrocities of WWII firsthand and shared many stories about the tough times they endured. In fact, Roger’s father was held in a Japanese POW Camp for three and a half years, and his mother lived in the Netherlands when it was occupied by the Nazis.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day, an important time for all of us to honor and pay tribute to those who bravely served in the United States Armed Forces. In addition, today marks the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, which was founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia on Nov. 10, 1775.