On the morning of November 11, 1918, after four years of war, Allied and German powers met in Rethondes, France, to sign an armistice that halted the hostilities of World War I. The agreement went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, finally bringing to an end the carnage of the Great War — the war thought by many to be the war that would end all wars. History has proved that notion wrong many times and so the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. This holiday is distinctly different from Memorial Day which commemorates those that have fallen during war. Veterans Day also honors living veterans who have served, or are currently serving in the military of this great nation. So to all who have served, I humbly thank you for ensuring our freedoms.
Today I am thankful for my brothers and sisters in arms! Thank you all for your service and sacrifices on this 11th day of Nov 2013!!!