Today is Veterans Day, a time for honoring those who have served the United States during a time of war.
Did you know: The first Veteran’s Day, then known as Armistice Day, was celebrated in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the date as a holiday. Nov. 11 was selected as the date, because fighting in World War I ceased at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
Said Wilson in 1918: “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 …”
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Also, be sure to comment about a veteran you know personally and what he or she means to you.