LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) A La Crosse businessman is being honored for his support of our nation's military veterans. Governor Scott Walker proclaimed May 12th "Donald J. Weber" Day.
Weber tells WXOW he shares his day with hundreds of other veterans just like him.
------- Don Weber believes in second chances. The Marine Corps gave Weber is first second chance when he was a teenager. He's been giving back to his brothers-in-arms ever since. "Really that's what shaped my life and how I really feel who I am."
Weber is the founder and CEO of Logistics Health Incorporated. It's his job to make sure active and reserve services members are medically ready. Weber takes great pride in his work and shares that pride other vets. "Less than 1% of our population volunteered to serve. They didn't have to. The sacrifices they go through. I say it all the time. I believe our service members and our farmers are the backbone of our country. "
10% of LHI employees are veterans. Weber wants vets to someday make up 20-percent of his workforce. "Most of these people understand what responsibility is about-about commitment. They understand what end results are all about. You can count on that."
Governor Scott Walker calls Weber's workforce philosophy a model for all Wisconsin employers.
That's why Walker proclaimed May 12th "Donald J Weber" Day. "He's a role model and not just as an individual, but as an employer too. He shows us with the right leadership how businesses can not only step up and hire veterans, but also find unique ways to support veterans in the state of Wisconsin."
Weber says he's honored by the recognition, but more honored to once again work among the men and women who wear or have worn our nation's uniform.
The statewide honors come in the wake of a national award Weber received in March. The Reserve Officers Association presented Weber with the Nathan Hale Award for his military service and philanthropic support of veterans' causes.
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