On November 11th each year we celebrate the service of our veterans. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day as that was the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War 1, and the holiday recognized those that died in our countries service. It is formally recognized on the “11th hour, of the 11th day on the 11th month” in 1918.
In 1954 the holiday name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to account for all veterans in all wars. Today, we take this day to pay respect to all our veterans who choose to serve our country. We honor those veterans who have served in wartime and in peace, who served overseas and those that have served on our shores.
Our countries military is a completely volunteer force, a relatively new concept in that conscription ended during the Vietnam war and other countries only ended the practice shortly prior. When we take this day to honor our veterans, it is important to reflect on the fact that our young men and women volunteer to serve knowing there is the potential they could be in harms way, or even pay the ultimate sacrifice as so many of our young patriots have done throughout our history.
On this day we should reach out to the veterans we know and thank them for their service. In addition, our businesses, religious groups, and private organizations should reach out to veteran’s support groups that help those veterans that are homeless, hungry or jobless. The patriots that served us and our country should be helped by us all in their time of need.
Thank you to all of those that served and continue to serve our great country.
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