Veteran’s Day is a legal federal holiday in the United States and a special day set apart to honor the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Services. Veteran’s Day is always celebrated on November 11. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day in 1919 because he wanted Americans to remember the horrors of war. A law was passed in 1938 making the day a federal holiday, and in 1954 Congress changed the holiday’s name to honor all United States veterans.
We can honor the veterans of all the wars by remembering that they sacrificed to preserve our liberties. We can honor them by embracing the type of values and principles that are worth fighting to protect. We can make our veterans proud of us by our own personal commitment, courage and compassion. We can live our lives with honor and good behavior. We can verbally express our gratitude for their service to our country. A simple “thank you” to our service men and women helps them to know that their service and sacrifices have not been in vain.
I send a special “thank you” to all the men and women who are serving in the military or have served in the military of our great nation. Thank you for standing between us and those who want to destroy liberty. Thank you for being willing to endure hardships and make sacrifices to protect us.
Dr. Sam Bierstock wrote the lyrics to a song called “Before You Go,” and his band provided the music. This song pays tribute to the veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, but it applies to all our veterans. You can find the song and information about Dr. Sam here
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To all the military veterans of any war or peace time activity, thank you so much for your service and your sacrifice!