Why do we celebrate Veterans Day on the 11th of November you may ask. Well it hasn’t always been known as Veterans Day it use to be called Armistice Day as a way to celebrate the War to end all Wars or The Great War. On the 11th month, on the 11th Day at the 11th hour the guns fell silent along the Western Front ending what would become known as World War I. After World War II we decided we should honor all those who serve so it was changed to Veteran’s Day. So what is a Veteran.
This is a good description.
Did you know that since the beginning of this Country through all the wars we have fought both here and abroad, less than 1% of population have served in the military.
Did you know currently less than 20% of the military age population in this country is even eligible to serve and of that about .5 or 1/2 of 1% are even serving now.
Whether it be in War time or Peace time a person who has served has given part of there life to ensure the freedom’s this country holds dear.
Remember today we honor those who have served.
Thank a Veteran Today.
I have had the honor of serving with so many great men and women in my life in the military which has stretched from the last years of President Reagan to now. Yea I’m an old fart when it comes to being in the military, but I can still give them youngsters a run for their money. My wife is even a veteran. She is my rock, without her I would never been able to serve and do what I do. Thank you my love of my life for being who you are and being my better half.