Lest we forget

November 11th is Veterans Day. In spite of what the TV commercials tell us, it is not a day to go shopping for bargains; it is a day to honor all veterans.

Veterans Day began November 11, 1918, when an armistice was observed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. World War 1 didn’t officially end until June, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed.

Originally known as Armistice Day, it was set aside to honor all veterans when Congress changed the name from Armistice Day, a day to celebrate and honor WWI veterans, to Veterans Day, to honor and celebrate all veterans.

It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with a particular war, our veterans deserve a vote of thanks from us. I’m sure your community has a ceremony to honor its veterans, alive and dead, present and past. Will you be there?