Remembering Our Veterans on Veterans Day

by | Nov 11, 2019 | Holidays | 0 comments

Veterans Day is always celebrated on November 11th.  It was originally known as ‘Armistice Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of World War I and is dedicated to world peace.  It became a National holiday in 1938 and President Dwight Eisenhower officially changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.  Do other countries celebrate Veterans Day? Yes, Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada celebrated November 11th as Remembrance Day.  

We honor all the veterans- living or dead- who served during war or peacetime in the United States Armed Forces.  It doesn’t matter if they served 2 years or 35 years; these men and women are veterans.  I have recently met several veterans who served in Korea or Vietnam during the time of the draft.  The baby boomer generation grew up in the era of the Cold War draft, which ended in 1973.  Many cities have parades and special ceremonies for veterans.  Also at all military cemeteries, flags are placed on the headstones.  If you see a veteran on November 11th, I ask you to thank them for their service.