Veterans Day first came about on November 11, 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to Americans expressing what he felt the day meant.
Originally known as Armistice Day, it coincided with the first anniversary of the ending of World War I. It has since become a time in which we honor all United States Military Veterans. The holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries to mark the anniversary of the end of the “Great War.”
If you know a veteran, or someone currently serving in our armed forces, take a moment to thank them for their service.