Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

We continue to hope for the safe return of our troops in Iraq, and honor the sacrifices that all Veterans have made to ensure the freedoms we take for granted in the United States.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What's with the freakin' history lesson?