Saluting our Veterans
Most of us appreciate Veteran’s Day because it is a day off work, school, etc. However, have you ever stopped to truly reflect on the meaning behind the celebration? If you have served or know someone who has, then you likely have- and honor this day. For the rest of us, here are some facts about Veteran’s Day that will hopefully help you appreciate the importance of this day.
Veterans Day occurs on November 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 1938, Armistice Day became a national federal holiday. It was a day dedicated to world Peace and held in honor of the veterans of World War I. In 1954 Congress decided to change the day to Veteran’s Day. This was because they wanted to honor the veterans of all wars- including WWII and the Korean War.
In 1968, the day was moved to the fourth Monday of November; however, it was later changed back to November 11th in 1978 by President Gerald Ford. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.
So, we honor Veterans Day with Gratitude for those that have served and continue to serve and protect our rights and the freedoms we enjoy.
From all of us at Relevé Unlimited, we Salute You!