What does Veteran’s Day mean to you? Is it just a day to be off work? It is for some government workers, banks and post offices. For others it is a day to hit the stores and take advantage of all the sales.
Many towns will have parades, and some people will hang their American flags prominently. Most of us know it has something
to do with honoring those who have served or are serving in the armed forces.
America’s observance of Veteran’s Day originated with the ending of World War I, also referred to as “The Great War” or “the war to end all wars.” Sadly, we’ve been in numerous wars in the intervening 95 years.
The ending of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The United States Congress resolved that the recurring anniversary of this date “date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.”
Veteran’s Day is a day of remembrance, and a day to honor and say thank you to all the men and women who have served, or are currently serving our country, often in difficult places and at great sacrifice. It is also a time to honor the spouses and families of those serving, because “Those Who Wait also Serve”.
Some pictures of family members who have served in the armed forces.
I am thankful for them, and other family and friends, who have also served our country.
On Monday, and every day,
remember to pray for our troops,
and give thanks for them.