November 11 is a day to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. It was on this day in 1918 that the hostilities between Allied forces and Germany came to an arduous end.
Veterans Day was initially created to honor the heroic soldiers who fought to restore world peace during World War I, the most destructive, grim and far-reaching war in human history at the time.
Today, this annual observance pays tribute to all military personnel who served the United States in all wars. It’s a day of historic and patriotic significance commemorated with parades, church services and public meetings. It’s a day to inspire hope: hope for peaceful relations between nations.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, fly your flag at half-mast and participate in a moment of silence to honor the brave men and women, living and dead, who have fought America’s battles, past and present.
On Sunday, November 11th at 11 am there will be a service on the Warren County Courthouse lawn. You are invited.