Yesterday was Veterans Day in the United States. But it is celebrated as a holiday today.
Known in other countries as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, it celebrates the conclusion of major hostilities of World War I on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
In honor of our military, all non-essential federal offices will be closed. No mail is delivered. And federal workers receive a paid holiday. Many towns have parades or other events honoring veterans. Some businesses offer discounts to those who served in the military.
While we appreciate and honor those who have severed our country and some have paid the ultimate price to maintain our freedom, consider a different kind of soldier. Continue reading