Today is Veterans Day, a day to remember, thank, and honor our U.S. veterans.
Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was created to commemorate of the end of World War I. Fighting between the Allied Nations and Germany ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the date generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
Armistice Day became a legal holiday on 11 November 1938, primarily to honor World War I veterans and dedicated to the cause of world peace. After World War II and the Korean War the name was changed to Veterans Day and on 1 June 1954 it became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
There are several veterans in my immediate family. My dad, Herbert Miller, was a World War II veteran and his two brothers are veterans. Two of my other uncles and some of my dad’s cousins were also veterans. My cousin Ron Weitz and Joe’s brother Greg served in Viet Nam.
Below are photos of some of the veterans in my family from the Chatt area:
As we remember all U.S. veterans on Veterans Day, we thank you for your service and sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms.