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November 11, 1919 was proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day. After World War II the name was changed to Veterans Day.
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… – President Wilson
Originally the day was to be observed with parades and public meetings, along with a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.
These days we don’t see many parades or public meetings… and nobody suspends business… ever. Today, businesses offer veterans discounts and freebies!
The idea is to show appreciation to a veteran – not just today… but everyday! It’s amazing what a simple THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE does for someone who has made a sacrifice for this country.Those who fought for our freedoms deserve our respect.
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. – Jeff Miller
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. – Charles B. Rangel
Whatever your plans for today… we do want to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! We enjoy our freedom because of the sacrifice you’ve made. 🙂