On Nov. 11, America celebrates all men and women who served in protecting the United States at home and abroad.
Veterans day is an official government holiday that was originally called “Armistice Day” when it was first named on Nov. 11, 1919 shortly after the ending of World War I.
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In 1926 Congress passed a resolution for it to be annually observed and in 1938 right before the beginning of WWII, it was named a national holiday.
— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) November 11, 2016
The oldest American veteran attributes “Cigars + God” to his long life.
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) November 11, 2016
Social media has also called on people to thank a Veteran today for their heroic acts.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) November 11, 2016
— Lost In History (@HistoryToLearn) November 11, 2016
— Jaxon Wolfe (@jaxon_wolfe) November 11, 2016
On Friday, a formal veterans day national ceremony is being held for all those that have given their life.
In a speech held in Ft. Meyer’s, Virginia, Obama thanks the men and women who served our nation through the years and are currently away from their homes in combat.
“Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who honored our country with its highest form of service…we owe you our freedom,” the President remarked.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 11, 2016
The White House social media account said, “Whenever the world makes you cynical; whenever you seek true humility, and true selflessness—look to a veteran.”
Happy Veteran’s Day!