FOX19 - Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day.
Most of us know it is a day designated to honor the men and women who have fought for our country.
But did you know this holiday was started in 1919--the first anniversary when, at the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany, officially ending WW1?
The designation morphed from Armistice day to Veterans day. It's an opportunity to honor all American veterans, no matter where they served.
We have a responsibility to remember and acknowledge our veterans; they left the comforts of home to protect and defend all of us left behind. If you can, take a moment to thank a United States veteran, not just on Veterans Day, but every day.
Be proud that you know someone with the strength and resolve to walk the extra mile for honor and for our country.