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Honoring our Veterans- Monday, November 11

Date: November 8, 2019

Honoring our Veterans- Monday, November 11 

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with words that still ring true today as we honor our veterans:   "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

The observance of Veterans Day on November 11th each year, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls, not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Mark the day and take a minute to remember what America’s veterans have done and the sacrifices veterans and their families make every day without ever seeking gratification for putting their country before themselves and their families.

To all those who have served their country with pride and heroism, including our colleagues with whom we share our uniform, as well as the families whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives in the service of our country, we respectfully express our appreciation for your service on this November 11th Veterans’ Day.

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