Written By Jordan Graham.
“This nation will remain the land of the free, only so long as it is the home of the brave.”-Elmer Davis
On November 11th, a national holiday of great importance will come. Veterans’ Day is a day to always remember and to always be thankful for. Although easily confused for Memorial day, Veterans’ Day is when we celebrate our American soldiers deceased and alive. On Memorial day, however, we are meant to celebrate the soldiers who are dearly departed.
You could say that “Veterans’ Day” started on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice* Day was commemorated.
However, In June of 1954, President Eisenhower issued a proclamation in October acknowledging that the United States had been engaged in two wars since Armistice Day. Because of this, Armistice Day was substituted and called Veterans’ Day.
Ever Since 1938 Veterans Day has been celebrated widely throughout the United States of America as a National Holiday.
We as a nation take this time to thank our Veterans that serve and served.
*an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.