Today, Tuesday November 11, is Veterans Day in the United States. The holiday to honor American war veterans began in 1919 as Armistice Day, as proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson, to commemorate the cessation of hostilities in World War I in 1918. It was declared a federal holiday on May 13, 1938, and renamed “Veterans Day: following World War II to honor veterans of all wars.
Please take a moment today to reflect on the sacrifices of our country’s veterans and service members who protect our freedom and values. If you see a veteran or service member, please stop them and thank them for their commitment, Veterans Day is only one day on the calendar, but it should remind us to appreciate and honor veterans and service members everyday of the year.byDeborahonMonday, November 10, 2008Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Deborah,Veterans Day