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Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

C.E. Grant
United States Army, Master Sargent, Grant served 2 years during the Korean War
Gene Bartley
United States Army, Gene served 3 years during peacetime in Germany.
Ron Hohes
United States Air Force, Ron served 4 years from 1960-1963
Harold Beierman
United States Air Force, Harold served 4 years from 1790-1974
Jake Sayor
United States Navy, Jake served 4 years during the Korean War
Belinda A. Mowers
United States Air Force, Belinda served 4 years in the Middle East.
Powder Bear Ganzalves
United States Recon Marine, Powder Bear served 11 years during the Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

November 11 is a day to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. It was on this day in 1918 that the hostilities between Allied forces and Germany came to an arduous end. Veterans Day was initially created to honor the heroic soldiers who fought to restore world peace during World War I, the most destructive, grim and far-reaching war in human history at the time. Today, this annual observance pays tribute to all military personnel who served the United States in all wars. It’s a day of historic and patriotic significance commemorated with parades, church services and public meetings. It’s a day to inspire hope: hope for peaceful relations between nations.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, fly your flag at half-mast and participate in a moment of silence to honor the brave men and women, living and dead, who have fought America’s battles, past and present.



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