Recognizing our veterans

Crossposted from Metro Matters

In celebration of Veterans Day, I would like to take time to extend my appreciation and gratitude to our veterans. Veterans Day honors those have who courageously served our country in the military. As the daughter of an Army veteran, this day has always held special meaning to me and my family.

This holiday initially began as a commemoration of the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. It was called “Armistice Day” and was later expanded to recognize veterans of all wars and the name changed to Veterans Day in 1954. Read more.