November 11th is just around the corner. What’s November 11th, you ask? It’s Veteran’s Day! It’s honored on November 11th because Armistice was signed during WW1 on November 11th.
On the first celebration of Veteran’s Day 1919, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed:
“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 the nations.”
You hear on the news of people killed by bombs or fighter plane accidents in other parts of the world and it seems sad. But what I think is often forgotten is that those people aren’t just people who have died, they’re heroes who died protecting a country. Veteran’s Day is a reminder for each of us to remember those men and women who fought for our lives.
I remember my grandfather, who do you remember?