It's been a busy week. Monday was Notary Public Day, Tuesday was Election Day and today is Veteran's Day. It's a federal holiday that honors all veterans of uniformed service who served or are still serving in times of peace and war. I was curious why November 11th is the day our government chose to celebrate veterans and found this information directly on the VA website:
"World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
If you're reading this and are a veteran, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. I don't take our freedoms for granted and I respect you for the sacrifices you made to make sure we have them.