I would like to thank each and every veteran out there for your service and sacrifice you have done for our country. A very special Thank You goes out to my two older brothers, my younger brother, and to my father for your service.
“On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to our veterans, to the fallen, and to their families. To honor their contributions to our Nation, let us strive with renewed determination to keep the promises we have made to all who have answered our country’s call. As we fulfill our obligations to them, we keep faith with the patriots who have risked their lives to preserve our Union, and with the ideals of service and sacrifice upon which our Republic was founded.”
President Barack Obama
Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice by Germany on the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month in 1918, bringing an end to World War I.
Armistice with Germany
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson Library
On June 1, 1954, November 11 became Veterans Day in the United States, a day of honor for all veterans. It is still called Armistice Day in Europe, and Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth.
History of Veterans Day