In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th month an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. One year later President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory”. Since that time Americans have honored those who have served in the United States Military.
On this day we as a country reflect upon the heroism of those who have died serving our nation, as well as thank and honor those who are still with us for their sacrifices, their patriotism, and their willingness to serve our great nation.
While it is impossible to truly understand what our veterans have been though in the name of freedom, we can show them our deepest appreciation and our utmost respect for their commitment. So today we honor you veterans; and from the bottom of my heart and my fellow Americans, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.