Saturday, Nov. 11 marks Veterans Day, and after speaking to veterans about what they would like to see on this segment, they requested some educational programming!
Veterans Day began at the end of World War I. World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the Great War, former President Woodrow Wilson declared that November 11th would be celebrated as Armistice Day with parades, public meetings and a two-minute pause of business at 11:00 a.m. It wasn’t until 1954 that Armistice Day became Veteran’s Day, honoring all military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
What is the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Armed Forces Day? Memorial Day honors Americans who died while in military service. Armed Forces Day honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country— dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.
So, thank you to our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for us and the common good.