The recognition of those who serve their country began as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. Seven years later Congress’ resolution made November 11 an annual observance, with it becoming a national holiday in 1938. Later, in 1954, Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day.
Veterans Day provides everyone in our country the opportunity to recognize the service and sacrifice of those who serve, whether during war or peace. As a nation we owe a great debt of gratitude to our veterans who have given so selflessly that we may enjoy the freedoms we experience today.
Please remember to honor their service, them personally, and their families who support them as they serve.
“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