Veterans Day was originated on November 11, 1919 and named “Armistice Day” in honor of the first anniversary of the end of the First World War – when Germany signed an official armistice agreement with it’s allies on November 11, 1918.
In 1926, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance to make Armistice Day a National holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name to Veterans Day.
Veterans Day, unlike Memorial Day, honors and pays tribute to all American veterans (living or dead) but especially gives thanks to our living veterans who have served our country.
Thank you to all who have served our beloved country. Today we honor and salute you!
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)