While Veteran’s Day isn’t until Wednesday, many people celebrate it today as well.
It’s a “holiday” we really should spend more time thinking about all week anyway, so I don’t feel too bad posting this today!
What IS Veteran’s Day anyway?
The first observances of Veteran’s Day (which was originally Armistice Day ) was declared by former President Woodrow Wilson in , November 11, 1919. This was the 1 year anniversary of the ending of World War 1.
In 1926 a request was made to make Armistice Day an annual, federally observed Holiday, “to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day'”, and was finally passed in 1938. In 1954 former President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared Armistice Day to celebrate war Veterans, not just those from World War 1, thus becoming known as “Veteran’s Day”.
I’m so thankful for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and to keep our country safe!
Thank you to all those have, and continue to courageously served our country on the war fronts as well as here in the states on bases around our country, and for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in laying down their lives.
Thank you to the families as well, who support their soldiers in such a huge life commitment.
United States Army
-John Brent Buoniconti
United States Navy
United States Marines
-Daniel Santee (1986-2007; Iraq)