Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace. It is intended to thank Veterans for their service and sacrifices.
November 11, 1918 was the day World War I ended officially. Also called The Great War, WWI inspired President Wilson to officially proclaim this date as Armistice Day. This was the first Veterans Day although the name change was not for several decades.
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
In 1954, President Eisenhower issued the first Veteran’s Day proclamation
“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”
Besides the United States, other parts of the world celebrate Veterans Day. Canada and Australia call November 11 “Remembrance Day”. Great Britain observes Remembrance Day on the Sunday closest to November 11 each calendar year. Around this special day, there are parades, services, and two minutes of silence to honor those who lost their lives at war.
To our Veterans, from our Family to Yours, the Comfort Authority thanks you for your service.