In honor of MY veterans: my brothers Bode, Kenny, Neil, Norman, Duke, Les, and my husband Gerald.
Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead. Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. Veterans Day is intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11th of each year is the day that we make sure veterans know that we appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11, 1918, became known internationally as “Armistice Day” at the end of the Great War (WWI). In America, November 11th officially became known as Armistice Day through an act of Congress in 1926. It wasn't until 12 years later, through a similar act, that Armistice Day became a national holiday.
Armistice Day became Veterans Day in 1954 when President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day and called upon everyone to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace.