Veterans Day – 100th Anniversary

Today, November 11, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day. Originally known as Armistice Day, it was set to honor  the end of World War I, which happened on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It became a legal holiday in the U.S. in 1938 and was renamed as Veterans Day in 1954.

It is our opportunity to thank and celebrate all those who have served our country in military service. Thank you for your service!

Below is a beautiful five-minute video put together last month by a high school student.

13 Responses to Veterans Day – 100th Anniversary

  1. Damon J. Gray November 11, 2018 at 7:54 am #

    Very powerful.

    Thank you Steve.

  2. Janet Ann Collins November 11, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    Wow! This is the most meaningful thing I’ve seen on the topic and I want to share it. Do you know who the student who made it is?

  3. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser November 11, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    Please also hold in your heart the mercenaries and contractors who went where governments couldn’t, to do the things that governments wouldn’t. These were my friends, colleagues, and brothers, and the faces of the lost beckon me to Heaven.

    “These, in the day when heaven was falling,
    The hour when earth’s foundations fled,
    Followed their mercenary calling,
    And took their wages, and are dead.

    “Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
    They stood, and earth’s foundations stay;
    What God abandoned, these defended,
    And saved the sum of things for pay.”

    A.E. Housman

  4. claire o'sullivan November 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    very powerful. and thank you, Andrew, we forget, and our thanks go to all who served, and those who served and had no recognition. And to those who gave all.

    My entire family get phone calls and a lot of love and respect, and our parents / in-laws, too.

  5. Bricker November 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    The young high school student who put together this beautiful remembrance and tribute to our service members is to be highly commended! With tears in my eyes and a sodden Kleenex in hand, the memories of the wars during my life time came flooding back. My husband was a WW ll Army Air Corps fighter pilot, and as he soars the wild blue yonder I know he would have been so proud of the young person who shared this on a special day. My thanks.

  6. Kay DiBianca November 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    What a beautiful tribute to those who served.

    It’s personal. My husband served two years in the navy, though thank God, it was not in war time. Thank you, Frank. You are my hero.

  7. Loyd Uglow November 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    Beautiful presentation. I’m so thankful our nation and people have returned to honoring our military. I remember the climate in the 70s when there was plenty of disdain for veterans and active military.

  8. Loretta Eidson November 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

    Thank you! My husband served in the U.S. Navy.

  9. Sharon Kay Connell November 11, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

    On behalf of Arnie, thank you, Steve. And thanks to all of you veterans for your service and sacrifices.

  10. Roberta Sarver November 11, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

    Many thanks for a powerful tribute to those brave ones who made it possible for us to live free. We have two sons in the military; one did a tour of duty in Iraq.

  11. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D November 12, 2018 at 7:46 am #

    Outstanding! As the mother of a 100% disabled Army vet and the daughter of a World War 2 veteran, this type of tribute warms my heart.

  12. Joey Rudder November 12, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    So deeply moving. Thank you for sharing this, Steve.

  13. Linda November 13, 2018 at 9:33 am #

    Thank you.For my grandfather, a WW1 veteran, my Father-in-law a wounded WW11veteran and my son, an Army Reservist. And the countless others so deserving of our gratitude.

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