I am grateful to all veterans who have served on my behalf to allow the freedoms we enjoy to continue in perpetuity. That said, sometimes the history is lost on younger generations and I in addition to thanking veterans for their service, and I have many veterans I love in my family, I decided to give a short bit of history, with information from the web, written and researched by the Editors of Encyclopaedia Brittanica, November 10, 2023.
Although the original celebration of Veterans started in 1919 after the First World War;
“November 11 became an official national holiday in the United States in 1938. In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honour those who had served in all U.S. wars. Ceremonies are held each year at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and floral tributes are placed on the graves of service men and women and at memorials throughout the country. Naturalization ceremonies have come to be an important part of the day’s activities.”
Again, thank you for your service, all veterans that have served in all of the branches of the military to keep us free!