Veteran's Day

Honoring our Veterans

November 06, 2023

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As Veterans Day approaches, we thought it appropriate to share a few facts about the holiday itself as a way to honor those for whom the holiday was established. 

November 11, 2023 is Veterans Day. This is a federal Holiday set aside for honoring all veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed on the November 11 to commemorate the official ending of World War I in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. 

Formerly called “Armistice Day,” the holiday was originally intended to honor veterans of the first world war but was later expanded to include all U.S. military veterans who served in wartime or peacetime. 

Veterans Day is not the same as Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives in military service of our country. While Veterans Day honors all those who have served our country during war or peace, dead or alive, it is primarily intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. 

This Veterans Day we encourage you to show your appreciation for our country’s military veterans and their who have sacrificed so much to guard our freedom. Reach out to someone you know that has served and thank them for their service. When my uncle was alive, I called him every year on Veterans Day to thank him and let him know that he was my favorite veteran. He will always be my favorite, but I always reach out to a veteran and express my gratitude. And at 11 am, join other Americans in a moment of silence to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.  

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