This week we celebrate Veterans Day – a time to honor living veterans and to thank them for their service to our country. In that spirit, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the men and women who have given of themselves in service to their country.
Thank you veterans! For your service and for your sacrifice.
The holiday began way back in 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson declared Armistice Day to be a national holiday in order to honor the many people who had served the United States during World War I. Since then it’s evolved into so much more – morphing into a day to appreciate veterans of all wars. Schools are often closed, and federal agencies that aren’t essential (like the mail) shut down. The idea isn’t a day off, but rather to allow veterans to spend time with their families.