Celebrating Veterans – Veterans Day 2013

Every November 11th, we pause. Why? We pause to take a moment to remember those who have given their all for our country — both past, present, and future.

Veterans Day 2013 is more than a series of parades across the country. It is more than just a regular day off of work or one where the mail doesn’t deliver a slew of catalogs and bills. It is so much more than that. And some of the most interesting things about Veterans Day are facts you never even knew about.

For example, Veterans Day in the United States is designed to coincide with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries throughout the world. It also marks the anniversary of World War I — November 11, 1918.

The first of what would eventually become Veterans Day was celebrated on November 11, 1919. President Woodrow Wilson declared it as a day to show gratitude to those who have selflessly given their time and energy to defend our great nation. (But, always remember that Veterans Day was designed to honor all military service members, not just those who died in the line of duty. That, per Congress, is what Memorial Day is for.)

So, as you embark on a day without work, school, or other obligations… feel free to take a moment to thank a veteran.

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