Having observed Veterans Day on Sunday and Monday, Earl Smith Distributing is taking special steps to honor all of its employees who have served in the U.S. armed forces. “Our veterans, who have bravely defended our country, bring a unique skillset to the job as employees of Earl Smith Distributing, including self-discipline, a commitment to teamwork and a willingness to take on any task from day one,” said Erik Smith Sr., VP of Operations for Earl Smith Distributing. “These skills help our warehouse run smoothly and efficiently while ensuring local retailers and our beer and wine suppliers throughout the state and around the world are poised to succeed today and in the future.” Michigan is home to more than 670,000 veterans, according to 2015 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. There are more than 21 million veterans across the U.S. “We are proud to hire veterans and are committed to ensuring those who have served our country have access to a rewarding and high-quality career when they return to civilian life,” Smith said. “Veterans possess skills that don’t always show up on a resume, like sense of honor, integrity and service. These skills are invaluable in an environment that thrives on efficiency, being squared away and attention to detail.” Earl Smith Distributing is a family owned, independent beer distributor located in Port Huron, serving retailers in Michigan’s Thumb area including St. Clair, Tuscola, Sanilac and Huron counties.