"... the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service..." - Woodrow Wilson
In November of 1919, then President Woodrow Wilson designated November 11th as the day to commemorate Armistice Day, which marked the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954 Veterans Day became a legal holiday to expand upon the recognition of not only the veterans of World War I but veterans of all eras of conflicts. This great country would not be what it is today without the sacrifice of those brave souls who fought and stood for freedom.
The image below was taken in 2011 during one of my trips to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.