On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 is largely when World War I ended. Some 20 million people died in four years of arguably the most destructive war in history. In 1926 Congress passed the Armistice Day resolution that required each November 11 bet set aside so we can honor all those that died in that war.
President Eishenhauer in 1954 signed into law “Veterans Day” to honor the nearly 25 million who have served so bravely in all wars. I believe we must not forget the language of the1926 Armistice Day resolution, “to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations … inviting the people of the United States to observe the day … with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.” We must also pray for every veteran serving today that are protecting and defending our freedoms and the human rights of others.
God bless all those that have served, you are not forgotten.