Fun Fact Friday # 38: Terra Garden Svcs is Veteran owned and operated
Veterans Day, a day of profound respect and gratitude, is a big deal around here, on this day (and every day honestly) we are eternally grateful for the fearless actions of Francisco and his colleagues. I thank you for your service, not only on this holiday, but every day of my freedom filled life.
The origins of this meaningful holiday can be traced back to the end of World War I.
The armistice that effectively ended World War I was signed on November 11, 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, marking a significant moment in history. This ceasefire was celebrated as the end of a brutal and devastating war, and it was the hope for a lasting peace.
In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to honor and pay tribute to the veterans of World War I. The day was intended to celebrate the heroism and sacrifice of those who had served during the war.
However, as history marched on, the world witnessed more conflicts and wars, and it became clear that “the war to end all wars” was not the last of its kind. In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was officially renamed Veterans Day to honor and recognize all American veterans who have served their country in times of both war and peace.
Today, Veterans Day serves as a powerful reminder to express our deep gratitude to the brave men and women who have selflessly defended our nation, ensuring our freedom and security. It is a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans and to show them the respect, appreciation, and support they rightfully deserve for their service to the United States of America. Veterans Day is a time to honor their dedication, courage, and commitment to safeguarding our great nation.