Shad’s Office-Today is a day of recognition to Veterans across America. With that being said lets take a look back on what Veterans Day is all about.
Back in 1918, WW1, or simply The Great War at the time, ended with an implementation of an Armistice between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh Hour on the eleventh day of November. In 1918, President Wilson proclaimed that the first Armistice Day with the words, “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.”
In 1921, Congress passed a legislation which established the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery which the ceremony was held on November 11th. On October 20th Congress declared November 11th a legal federal holiday to honor all those that participated in the war. On June 1st of 1954, President Eisenhower signed a legislation to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
So now what is Veterans Day? Veterans Day is a day to thank all men and women that have served in the Armed Forces.
Now on behalf of Central Media Inc., I would like say thank you to all of you out there that have served in the Armed Forces. Thank you for your service and I hope you all have a wonderful day.