Honoring our Veterans
Veterans’ Day is a time to honor and pay respect to those who have served our country. To all veterans, we thank you for your sacrifice and service. Click here for a list of businesses that are offering discounts and complimentary services to veterans in observance of Veterans’ Day.
A history of Veterans' Day:
Germany and the Allied Nations ceased fighting in World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Because of this, November 11, 1918 was known as “the end of the war to end wars.”
The following year, after the Treaty of Versailles was signed, President Wilson named November 11, “National Armistice Day” to honor those who died in service for their country. By 1938, Armistice Day became an official legal holiday in appreciation for those who fought in World War I.
In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress amended the holiday to be Veterans’ Day, a day to celebrate all veterans.
Remember to take time today to appreciate and thank those who have served our country, it is because of their sacrifice that we are able to experience freedom.