Happy Veterans Day, 2014!

FlagToday marks the official federal holiday where we honor our veterans (those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces).  It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.   Did you know that the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918?  The United States celebrated or observed Armistice Day for years; it wasn’t until 1954 that the U.S. established the current Veterans Day holiday.

President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day on November 11, 1919 . . . and said:

“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.”

Thank you to all our veterans!

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