Thank You to Our Veterans from MSW Interactive Designs

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day is a national holiday paying tribute to all American veterans.  It originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.  In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

Originally the concept of the holiday included parades and public meetings, with a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 am. Today, many of these traditions still take place and many businesses shut down for the day.

Thank You to Our Veterans! 


The team here at MSW Interactive Designs, would like to thank all of our veterans for everything you've done for our country!  A special thanks goes out to one of our owners, Mike Waggett!

Colonel Michael L. Waggett


Colonel Michael L. Waggett retired as the Commander, of The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, TN in April of 2009.  He entered this position on 31 May 2006.  He had overall responsibility for several professional military development courses including, the Academy of Military Science, Enlisted Professional Military Education, Training Development, and Distant Learning. He previously served as the Air National Guard advisor to the Air Force Director of Personnel at the Pentagon where he was responsible for providing total force advice, guidance, policy direction on force management and personnel policies for 700,000 plus total force military and civilian personnel.

Colonel Waggett began his career by receiving his commission through AFROTC in 1985.  He entered active duty in November 1985, and graduated from Euro-Nato Joint Jet Undergraduate Pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), TX in 1986. He then attended F-111 fighter initial qualification training at Cannon AFB, NM in 1987.  He served as a multi-ship flight lead and instructor and was qualified to drop nuclear weapons in the F-111D/F/G aircraft in both US Air Forces Europe and Air Combat Command, served as an Air Liaison Officer with the 25th Infantry Division (Light) in Pacific Air Forces Command, taught at the United States Air Force Academy as an assistant professor and TG-7 Motor glider pilot, and was the 13th Commandant of the Academy of Military Science serving at the Air National Guard Training and Education Center, Knoxville TN. He is a senior pilot with over 1400 flying hours in fighter and training aircraft.

Veterans Day Parade


Colonel Waggett and the rest of the MSW Interactive Designs team at our Lake office had the honor of participating in the first annual Lake of the Ozarks Veterans Day Parade this past Saturday.  The parade was a huge success with over 70 entries!  The parade began at the Osage Beach City Hall and ended at the Elks Lodge, where lunch was available.  Special thanks goes out to the Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge for organizing this great event!


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