Monday, November 11, 2019

Remembrance: Veterans Day

On this special day of honor & recognition, we say THANK YOU to all who have served, as well as those who continue to serve, our great nation. Our lives would not be the same without your loyalty, bravery, and sacrifices! God Bless You & Keep You Always!!! ❤️

"Veterans Day occurs on Nov. 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to Nov. 11, due to the important historical significance of the date. Veterans Day commemorates veterans of all wars."

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices."
-Harry S. Truman

Graphic Illustration by Lance Cpl. Sean Potter

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