On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect.
On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory”.
It’s become trite for people to thank our Soldiers and Veterans on a day like today without really knowing what their sacrifices mean to us.
But in 2014, our Soldiers and Veterans are the closest bond we have to what America’s core values that we sometimes lose sight of.
These are men and women who willingly give a piece of themselves in the name of country and doing what’s right for the United States.
That’s why we look to the dogs. They know the sacrifice their soldier humans have given and they adore them as much as we all should because of it.
No politics, no tweets for attention, no selfish motivations.
Just genuine love and appreciation for these people who are fortunate enough to return home and hopefully reap the spoils of being an American that we all enjoy daily.
That’s what “Veterans Day” is about.
Great voice of retired Navy Petty Officer Generald Wilson. Salute the troops and show respect to all the vets today.
Thank you to all who have, and are currently defending this country and God bless America.