Today is Veteran’s day, so remember to thank a Veteran for their service.
It was Woodrow Wilson who announced Armistice day in 1919, when one year prior, fighting officially ended. This was known as the end of the war to end all wars. Seven months later, on June 28th, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, bringing and end to “The Great War.”
Armistice Day was approved May 13, 1938 as a legal holiday. It wasn’t until World War II and subsequent wars, that it was changed to Veteran’s Day, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, to memorialize all those that have served this country.
“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”
-President Eisenhower, October 8, 1938
These men and women have given themselves to defend this country, and they deserve our thanks.
From all of us here at All County Alamo, we say thank you.