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11 November 2013
Military Monday: Veteran's Day
Today - Veteran's Day - we take a moment as a nation and thank all those who have fought for our country. 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." Originally called Armistice Day, 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.
Today, I'd like to take a moment and thank all those who fought for our country, our freedoms, and our way of life. I have so many ancestors who served that I am sure I would miss someone so I will say Thank You in general.