Armistice Day, the forerunner of Veterans Day, was proclaimed in 1919 to commemorate the termination (at 11 am on Nov. 11, 1918) of World War I. On the first anniversary of the truce, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation eulogizing fallen Allied soldiers and referring to November 11 as Armistice Day. It became a holiday in the U.S., France, Great Britain and Canada. (found here)
Take a moment today to remember veterans that you know and those you bound to by spirit. If not for their willingness to fight and die, the rights you take for granted every day would still be a dream.
Thank you to all our Veterans, past, and present for all you do to keep this great Country safe and free.