Celebrating our Heros
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans who served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. It was created to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Our troops have fought in major conflicts, including World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the Iraq and Afghan Wars. They fought in smaller actions around the world, such as Somalia, Bosnia, and Grenada. They deserve our thanks on Veterans Day and on every day of the year.
“On Veterans Day, put out your flags, cheer the marchers at parades, and go to tributes. But when you wake up the next day… remember that it’s still Veterans Day for our veterans — and it will be every day of their lives.” — Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)