Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day 2013 - Thank You To All Members Of The Military For Your Service

Today is Veteran's Day. According to
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
If you know a Veteran or see one on the street today, please take a brief moment to thank them for their service to our country. Also, don't just thank them today but do it throughout the year and thank our active duty soldiers as well.

Here's President Obama's Veterans Day remarks

and the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony

at the Tomb Of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary today.

More on the history of Veterans Day here.