Memorial Day — PEG Team Honors and Remembers Our Heroes

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Memorial Day — Honor and remember their sacrifice for our freedom.

Warm wishes from our families at Precision Electronic Glass to you and yours on Memorial Day. Our deepest gratitude goes to the fallen men and women. Most importantly, thank you for giving us a chance to make this world a better place.

In honor of these brave men and women, PEG will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019. However, we will resume regular operations on Tuesday, May 28.

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American Legion Remembrance Day Parade on May 30, 1925. Library of Congress.

The Birth of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the official day that we remember all who have died serving in the American armed forces. In the beginning, the holiday was known as Decoration Day. First held after the Civil War, it honored the Union and Confederate dead.  Subsequently, three cities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day — Charleston, S.C., Waterloo, N.Y., Columbus, Ga.

The holiday was originally celebrated on May 30. However, it did not gain a strong following until after World War II and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act designating Memorial Day as the last Monday in May. As a result of its timing at the end of May, it is also the unofficial beginning of summer.

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Black troops at the Memorial Day parade, Washington, D.C., circa May 1942. Library of Congress.

About PEG

PEG’s mission is to provide customized glass and quartz products and related services to OEMs and distributors. For that reason, we work globally in all countries where our customers operate. Our objective is to fabricate the finest precision glass and quartz components and assemblies to customers’ specifications. Working together with customers, PEG manufactures prototypes; handles small to large production runs; performs value-added assembly, and provides cleanroom processing when specifications dictate the need for it.

Utilizing standard or computer-controlled glass lathe fabrication; glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal graded seals; cutting and end finishing; and precision grinding/polishing. PEG produces components and value-added assemblies, including medical, dental, or industrial glass X-ray tubes, CO2, or HeNe lasers. Similarly, we produce all glass and quartz fabrications in facilities certified to ISO 9001 standards of quality. In conclusion, our commitment to quality and integrity in everything we do is reflected in our mission statement, corporate values, and quality policy.