Veterans Day
"Honoring All Who Served"



In 1922, an American Soldier - his name "known but to God" was buried on a Virginia hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the City of Washington. The Arlington National Cemetery burial site of this unknown World War I soldier became the personification of dignity and reverence of America's veterans.

Memorial ceremonies took place on November 11 giving universal recognition to the ending of World War I hostilities at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). The day became known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day officially received its name in American in 1926 through a Congressional resolution. It became a national holiday 12 years later.

If the idealistic hope had been realized that World War I was "The War to End All Wars," November 11 might still be called Armistice Day. But shortly after the holiday was proclaimed, World War II broke out in Europe and shattered the dream. Sixteen and one-half million Americans took part. Four hundred and six thousand died. The families and friends of these dead longed for a way to honor their memory.

In 1954, to honor those who have served America in all wars, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day. In so doing, he called for Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace.

Please join us! Show your support for the men and women who bravely serve our country. MARCH.VOLUNTEER.SPONSOR.ATTEND!!





Click below to watch a wonderful video on how to say "Thank You" to Veterans every day.