Veterans’ Day is a day in which all veterans can see their link to the past. Veterans are a tie to our history as a nation, for if it were not for their actions and sacrifices, we might not have achieved our independence, slavery may have been extended for years, Europe might be dominated by National Socialism or Communism. Veterans are our tie to the future. The young veterans now will be the ones who lead our nation in the years to come.
Originating as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.The brave men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children and grandparents. They are friends, neighbors and coworkers, and an important part of their communities.
Today and everyday, thank you to all who serve.