Veterans Day is an annual holiday that honors the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The significance of November 11th is that it is the anniversary of the end of World War I, which was ended on the eleventh day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month in 1918.
In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day. In 1938, Armistice Day became a federal holiday, and in 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill to change the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day to include all U.S. Veterans.
Currently, there are 19.6 million veterans in the United States. There are 1.6 female veterans and 9.3 million U.S. veterans over the age of 65. There are 39,890 veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War still living.
President of Sharn Enterprises, Roger Wandersee is a veteran so I asked Roger, “What does Veterans Day mean to you?”
“My father was an air force pilot during World War II and flew a B29 Bomber. My uncles served during the Korean War and my brother served in during the Vietnam conflict. I served in the USAR for six years as a teaching medic, so the military is a part of my family’s history and I honor all those who have served.”
As a proud American manufacturer, we here at Sharn honor all those who are currently serving and those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you for your service.
-Stephanie Shostok, Designer/Acct. Representative
CNN Library. (2014, October 25). Veterans Day Fast Facts. In CNN. Retrieved November 6, 2014, from http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/14/us/veterans-day-fast-facts/
History of Veterans Day. (2014). In U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Retrieved November 7, 2014, from http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp