Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday was established in commemoration of the end of World War I and was celebrated on November 11, the date of the armistice signing. Since that time, having been engaged in too many wars, our freedoms requiring defenders, we have changed the appellation to Veterans Day and thereby honor all who have served in our armed forces.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard.
No matter the branch of the military, so many have served selflessly and valiantly. Many have lost their lives in the defense of liberty and myriad others have suffered trauma, physical, mental and spiritual.
Thank a veteran, not just today, but anytime you have occasion to visit with one. Honor the fallen, specifically today, but be ever mindful of their sacrifices.