Veteran’s day

11 Nov

Many think Veterans Day is the day set aside to honor America’s military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat.

That’s not true.

Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead.

Veterans Day honors all American veterans, both living and dead.

In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to our country.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect.

On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time.

An Act of Congress on May 13, 1938, made November 11th of each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day.

In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word “Armistice” to “Veterans”.

Congress did and on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.

We’re vets and damn proud of our service.

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