Happy Veterans Day Hard-Chargers!!
So we all give praise to the great war fighters on veterans day, we thank them for their heroism as well as for the sacrifices and what they’ve endured during their time in their branch of service.
Do you really know what you’re celebrating though???
Technically veterans day is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I, (November 11th, 1918) to honor U.S. veterans and victims of all wars.
It actually replaces armistice day in 1954.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations”
Let’s remember that Veterans day is not to be confused with Memorial day, which is a day in which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30th, but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.
Some have lost limbs, brothers, and will forever deal with the inner battles of PTSD, the disorder where you may have a bit of a break down mentally due to prior events pertaining to military involvement.
I for one am very appreciative of ALL veterans U.S Marines, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard active and reserve.
I thank you and salute you for your time dedication and perseverance. You’re a special individual that many wont understand, which is why we make up less than 1% of the U.S. population.
It takes a very special person to join during a time of war, many of us are very much the same in regards to how we feel about protecting our home turf.
We’re the greatest country of all time, no other force on the globe can beat us, and if they tried, it’d be like team USA in Olympics basketball we’d just run through everyone.
I respect the hell out of the men and women who have sacrificed for you and I. I’m going to reiterate again that I greatly and highly respect you all and what you’ve done and endured for our country.
From one veteran to many others, I proudly say Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service to America.
-Isaac J. Hall II