November 11 is that day that we set aside to honor our active duty and surviving veterans from all wars.
The date is not insignificant. On the “eleventh day of the eleventh month” the Treaty of Versailles was ratified, ending the hostilities of World War I. The commemoration of “Armistice Day” marked that historic event. And it was made a legal holiday in 1938.
The name was officially changed to “Veterans Day” in 1954 as a tribute to those that were actively serving in Korea, and to honor the multitude of World War II veterans that had served the country with valor and distinction.
So take a moment today to thank a veteran for their service. We enjoy our freedom and our American way of life as a result of their courage and dedication.