I will remember!
Armistice Day was the name we used for Novemeber 11 when we were growing up in the Midwest. Every school child knew that it celebrated the signing of the Armistice ending the fighting in the horrific conflict we call World War I on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour. Long since, it has become known as Veterans Day and is “a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”
On this day in 2011, I will remember our veterans by proudly displaying the American flag at our home and taking a moment of silence at 11:11 AM to reflect on the sacrifices the men and women of the United States Armed Forces have made to ensure that we have the freedoms we hold so dear. And in this way, I am also saying thank you to each and every veteran.
And there is more we can do – and every day too! Please take a moment to watch this inspiring video about volunteers helping veterans: