“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 an Armistice was signed by Germany which ended hostilities on the western front of the first world war. Armistice Day, first proclaimed in by President Wilson in 1919, honored the veterans of that war. In 1954, after World War II, President Eisenhower signed legislation to expand Armistice Day to celebrate the service of all veterans. The holiday was later renamed Veterans Day.
This Veterans Day take a moment to honor those brave men and women who answered the call of service to their country. They fought the wars, protected the peace and deserve our deepest gratitude. Thank you.