Veteran's Day 2015
Hotwire Networks wants to say thank you to all the veterans of all wars.
We honor you, we respect you and we thank you.
This Veterans Day, please take a moment to honor any and all US Veterans and victims of all wars. Many countries take two minutes of silence at 11 AM on November 11th to honor their veterans. This year, take a moment and find a space and time of your own to honor, pay tribute and say thank you to US Veterans. Our way of life would be very, very different without those brave individuals who dedicate themselves to the service and protection of others.
Be proactive and be personal. Veterans Day should be about more than a post on social media.
A Very Brief History
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th, 1919 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
On May 13,1938, November 11th was designated a legal holiday in honor of the veterans of World War I and named Armistice Day. In 1954, after World War II and Korea, congress amended that act of 1938 replacing the word 'Armistice' with 'Veterans'. Since that amendment, November 11th has been designated Veterans Day to honor all American veterans of all wars.
A Few Interesting Facts
- Today, there are about 2.1 million female veterans
- In 2014 there were about 21.8 million veterans
- California has more United States military veterans than any other state
- Veterans Day falls on the same day as Remembrance Day & Armistice Day in other countries
- Veterans Day does NOT contain an apostrophe