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Why We Honor Veterans Day

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Did you know that before we had Veterans Day it was called Armistice Day?

We celebrated Armistice Day because it was the end of World War I. The Treaty of Versailles was actually signed June 28, 1919; it was President Woodrow Wilson who proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day.

Why do we celebrate Armistice Day or Veterans Day, as we know it now? The purpose is simple – so we never forget what are heroes did to keep us safe.

In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance, and so Armistice Day became a holiday. Twelve years later on June 1, 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day.This was meant to honor all veterans, not just the treaty that ended World War I.

We celebrate Veterans Day because veterans serve this country honorably and do everything in their power to keep this country safe.

They shed their blood to keep us safe and give their lives for this country. As citizens under one nation, we come together to honor all our veterans and those still serving – for what they have done for our country and continue to do to keep us safe.

So remember a Veteran this November 11th. Give them a big Thank You for caring for this country we live in.

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