Today We Celebrate ALL Veterans

Veterans Day is traditionally celebrated on Nov. 11 to coincide with the signing of an armistice that ceased most major conflict during World War I. In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson made Nov. 11 Armistice Day which would later be renamed Veterans Day.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Web site says that Veterans Day “is an opportunity to publicly commemorate the contributions of living veterans.”

It is also a day of remembrance for those serving in overseas conflicts and any who have served.

I know that alot of you have family or friends that have served or are serving in the military. There are many sacrifices that these brave individuals and their families make every day and because of these sacrifices we are fortunate to have the freedom to live our lives as we do.

Today I say thank you to those brave men and women and reflect on how fortunate I am to live in this great country.

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