Today Americans around the world will commemorate Veterans Day, to recognize those who gave their lives and for those who still fight for our rights as Americans.
Plumb Signs would like to recognize our Veterans and thank them for their service to our country:
Served in the Marines, 1969-1972
Served in the Army (Military Police/Swat/Traffic), 1983-86 and Reserves 1987-88
Served in the Navy, 1973-1976
A brief history about the national holiday:
At the end of World War 1 an armistice was enforced when the Allied nations and Germany announced to cease fighting on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.
In November 1919 President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. However, since the end of World War II, November 11th has been known as Veterans Day.
We must remember the most important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
(1) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “History of Veterans Day.” November 11, 2014