Friday, November 11, 2011
A Time to Honor our Veterans
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War."
Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
To learn more about the history of Veteran's Day watch here...
To all of those who have served and to the families of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we say THANK YOU! As Americans we know that freedom is NOT free! And this my friends is the bottom of the news on this Veteran's Day, November 11, 2011.