You’ve probably once read that at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the fighting of WW1 ended in 1918. The significance of the sacrifice made in “The War to End All Wars” was apparent to all and this day became known as “Armistice Day,” on which we are to honor the service of all the veterans of that war. In 1954, it was renamed Veterans Day.
As we pause to recognize those who’ve defended our country, I encourage you to reflect on this quote from the great British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, “We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
Veterans Day is an opportunity for us to think about all the people who’ve served and sacrificed as members of the United States military and thank them for what they’ve given, which in some cases was their lives. From the American Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, this nation has always had a strong core of people who were willing to fight and sometimes die for their country and that is truly honorable.
So on behalf of Access and as a veteran myself, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our nation’s veterans, and to those currently in uniform upholding the principles of liberty and freedom around the world.