On May 29th, we come together as a nation to pay tribute to the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces. Memorial Day holds a special place in our hearts at Homeland Language Services, a time when we reflect on the profound significance of this solemn observance.
Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to honor and remember the brave individuals who have served our country while reflecting on their sacrifices. This day is a great honor for our team as well. Our leader, COO & Co-founder Ernesto Lanazca is a veteran of the US Army. He enlisted in the US Army in August 2000.
With his wealth of experience and deep appreciation for the values that Memorial Day represents, Ernesto provides us with a unique perspective on the true meaning behind this national holiday. Join us as we dive into an inspiring conversation that sheds light on the sacrifices, patriotism, and gratitude that permeate the essence of Memorial Day.
Ernesto, in your opinion, what are the main values Homeland Language Services is bringing to the market as a Veteran-Owned Business?
As a US ARMY Veteran, to this day, I’m still working under the Army Code Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Services, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
At Homeland Language Services we treat each other as a big family, sharing the same values; work ethics, respect, clear communication, teamwork spirit, trust in each other, accountability, and the commitment to meet the same goals.
How can language services affect the daily life of veterans and their families?
The United States of America is one of the few countries in the world to have enlisted US Citizen soldiers with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and religious beliefs, creating a multicultural military community with ESL status.
This situation creates a need for Interpretation & Translation Services to assist the military’s family members to interact within their military bases.
Our company has a wide range of language services. What is your favorite service and why?
Our company offers a wide variety of Interpretation and Translation Services for more than 120 languages worldwide through Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), Onsite Interpreting, and Over-the-phone interpreting (OPI). My favorite service is Onsite interpreting.
Many clients appreciate the presence of an onsite interpreter. During a conversation, the interpreter can see the speaker and the other party and can read the body language of the two people. The interpreter can see if the client shows signs of confusion or difficulty in comprehending the instructions and needs further clarification. Reading body language is very important for effective communication, especially when they feel shy or intimidated due to their lack of proficiency in the language.
However, one of the big disadvantages of onsite interpretation is the lack of time and resources. There are instances when an interpreter is not available. This is the advantage of OPI over onsite interpreting services. Onsite interpreters normally have higher hourly rates.