Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

The History of Veterans Day

On June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles, the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I which was known as the “Great War.” According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” Having said that, November 11, 1918, is known as the end of all wars, which is why today, Veterans Day in the United States of America is November 11.

What does Veterans Day mean to Ceres Terminals?

At Ceres, we remember those who gave their lives and soldiers who fought for the country’s freedom. Many Ceres team members have served in the United States Armed Forces, including joint venture partners and longshoremen. Ceres is a supporter of the United States Armed Forces and U.S. Coast Guard by donating to the U.S. Coast Guard annually and searching for new employees who have served in the military to join our team. It is our honor and privilege to support and remember those who have served today.

Ceres Veteran Spotlights

Some of our Ceres veterans were recommended for a spotlight. Ceres invites you to honor our veterans and thank them for their service. Thank you to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Ceres Terminals Incorporated Veterans

Senior Master Seargent Victor Thomas (E-8 Retired)
U.S. Air Force
21.5  years of service / retired in 2016


Corporal Robin Langseth
U.S. Marine Corps
4 years of service / left in 1999


Lance Corporal Mike Ziesemer
U.S. Marine Corps
Served from 2001 – 2005 / one tour in Iraq


Private 2 Justin Butler
U.S Army
3 years of service / left in 2018


Kevin Morrin Chief Petty Officer / MSTC  (E-7)
4 years of service from Aug 1977 – Aug 1981 / U.S Airforce
17 years of service from Aug 1990 – Feb 2009 / U.S. Coast Guard (Reserve)


Texas Stevedoring Services (joint venture with Hapag Lloyd) Veterans

Staff Sergeant Adam Cooper
Security Forces / U.S. Air Force
Feb 2005 – Feb 2010 active duty
March 2010 – March 2011 active reserve


Sergeant (E-5) Jermell Heath
U.S. Army / Combat Arms
19 Delta (Calvary Scout)
11 Bravo (Infantryman)
13 years of service from 2003-2016


Specialist Mike Evans
U.S. Army
124th Signal Battalion 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX

About Ceres Terminals

Ceres is a leader among marine terminal operators and stevedores in North America. Operating in many of North America’s major ports, the Company provides terminal management as well as services for all types of cargo, including container, roll-on/roll-off, bulk, breakbulk, automotive, project, military, cruise, intermodal facilities, and M&R services. Ceres is focused on providing reliable services and handling customer needs 24/7, while investing in different sectors in the industry and partnering with many companies to continually enhance logistical requirements in the transportation industry.