Saturday, November 10, 2018

Veterans' Day, 2018

Tomorrow is Veterans' Day. It had its beginning as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, commemorating the armistice that was signed to end the first world war--at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year.

Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, and should not be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in military service. I'm proud to have served, and always feel a special thrill when someone recognizes that I'm a veteran and thanks me for my service--even though it was long ago.

This year, since November 11 comes on a Sunday, the Federal Holiday will be observed on Monday. We'll fly our flag on both days--and every day. Because brave men and women fought for our right to do so.

See you Tuesday with another post.

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