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A Salute to our Veterans

A Salute to our VeteransFor many people, November 11 is just another day off from work or school.

However, on this important holiday, Veterans Day, we should all pause to celebrate and thank our veterans; the men and women who have served in the armed forces to protect and serve our great country.

The origin of Veterans Day as a national holiday has its roots with the ending of World War I, dubbed “the war to end all wars.” Although the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on June 28, 1919, was the official end of the war, the fighting actually ended several months prior, on November 11, 1918; more specifically, it ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.”

One year later, in November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as “Armistice Day” to honor those who served in the Great War. In 1938, by act of Congress, November 11 became a national holiday known as Armistice Day.

In 1954, the Act was amended to replace “Armistice” with “Veteran” and the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” to honor American veterans of all wars.

So today, we at Russo Law Group, PC take this opportunity to salute our veterans and extend our deepest gratitude for their service.

 

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