Today is Veteran's day and I think too many people know nothing about what this day means. I think a little history lesson is good to explain why we should honor all the veterans that have sacrificed for this country.
History of Veterans Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
Read more on the US Department of Veterans Affairs site
I arrived in the United States 25 years ago and became a US Citizen as soon as I could. I am a proud US Citizen and want to thank all who have served and fought to maintain the freedom that we all take for granted.
We must continue to uphold that freedom and for that we need our service man and woman in our armed forces. While wars eventually end, many combatants carry their wounds for life. We all need to be proud of them and do everything to make their lives better.