“…To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with - solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.”
Part of the U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson, message issued On November 11, 1919 to his countrymen on the first Armistice Day, renamed on June 1, 1954, as Veterans Day.
For the sake of the history we should underline the facts that brought the U.S. Public Holiday...
Previously year in World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 Germany signed up the Armistice.
Since then, November 11th of each year is a day dedicated to the cause of world peace. But only...
Raymond Weeks, the World War II veteran, in 1945 proposed, Armistice Day to be dedicated to all veterans, not just to those who died in World War I.
On June 1, 1954, the word "Armistice" was replaced with word "Veterans" since then has been known as Veterans Day.
For the last 99 years, on November 11th, of each year the U.S.A. honors and thank the military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces.
The National Ceremony is being held every year at 11:00 am, at Arlington National Cemetery with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns solder.
Solemn pride in the heroism of those who served the country!