Today is Veteran’s Day and we offer a heartfelt thank you to all who serve and served to keep us safe.
Veteran’s Day, originally known as Armistice Day, actually started after World War I. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice was signed, ending the hostilities in “the war to end all wars.” This marked a moment of profound significance and the cessation of one of the deadliest conflicts in history.
In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was officially renamed Veteran’s Day. The change aimed to honor all American veterans, not just those from World War I, and to recognize the enduring commitment and sacrifices of those who have served our country.
Veteran’s Day is a time for gratitude and remembrance. It’s a day to acknowledge the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of the men and women who have donned the uniform to protect our freedom and uphold our nation’s values. It’s an opportunity for us to express our deep appreciation for their service, and to ensure that the heroism of veterans is never forgotten. We also like to recognize the families of those who have served, because their sacrifice is also enormous.
Today we honor those to whom we owe an immeasurable debt for their dedication to protecting our freedoms and way of life.