November 11th is an important day in the United States. It is Veterans’ Day…a day when we thank and honor those who served and who are serving our country to preserve our freedoms. But what does Veteran’s Day really stand for? Is it a day to just say “Hey, thanks for the job you did.”? Much like Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day is a day of remembrance. It is a day to honor those who served and those who gave their lives for our great country. It is a day to remember what our country has been through during our history. Did you know that Veterans’ Day is observed on November 11th to honor the anniversary of the end of World War I? That it replaced Armistice Day in 1954? On this day, there are many events all over the country to honor those brave men and women who selflessly served our nation.
If you’ve never been to a Veterans’ Day event, but are interested, check the calendar in your area and find one to attend. You can find information about Veterans’ Day ceremonies in your area by going to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website at http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/. We would love to hear from you on what this day means to you and your family!