World War I ended in 1919 and President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th to be Armistice Day (Veterans Day), a day to celebrate peace while honoring our soldiers’ bravery and heroism. Unfortunately, the hope that this would be “the war to end all wars” did not hold true, and we continue sending our sons and daughters off to foreign countries to fight for justice and freedom. This day gives us the opportunity to thank GOD for our good fortune to live in the United States and to thank those who defend our rights.
Thank you to all who serve—or have served, to protect our cherished freedom of speech, our right to vote, and all of the other freedoms we too often take for granted. We are all indebted to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Reflect on the significance of what our veterans have sacrificed and how your life might be different without them.