Veterans Day occurs on November 11th each year. Initially, it commemorated the signing of the armistice for World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month in 1918 it was officially known as Armistice Day until 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day. Although it changed dates briefly, President Gerald Ford officially moved the event to the current date of November 11th in 1975 to commemorate veterans of all wars.
As of today, there are over 18 million living veterans in the United States that have served during at least one war. 9 percent of veterans are women.
On November 11th especially, please remember that “Some Gave All, and All Gave Some, and All Are Owed”.