By definition, a veteran is anyone who served in the active military, naval, or air service and was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. To us, a veteran is much more. To us, a veteran is a man or woman who has stepped up to the challenge of fighting for our freedoms. A veteran is someone who has put their life on the life to keep us safe back home. Veterans often go unnoticed in our communities and today, November 11th, we have a chance to thank and support our veterans.
In 1919, President Wilson officially named November 11th Armistice Day. This was a way to celebrate the end of WWI and honor all who fought and gave their lives. On may 13th an Act was signed that made November 11th, Armistice Day, a legal national holiday that would honor veterans of WWI with parades and closing of businesses. Later that year, on June 1st, Armistice Day was permanently changed to “Veterans Day” and would stand as a day to honor all veterans, in all wars, who served and fought for our country. Veterans from all across the nation, fly their flags high in memory and honor of all those who not only fought for our country, but those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom.