By Rich Weatherly
On November 11, 2013 we will once again celebrate Veterans Day. The tradition began with the Treaty of Versailles when the Allies and Germany ceased hostilities on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, 1918.
It was originally called Armistice Day. On January 1, 1954 President Eisenhower signed into law a declaration renaming it Veterans Day in honor of veterans of all wars.
In the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, they call the holiday Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day continues to be celebrated with Poppies in honor of a Canadian poem, “In Flanders Field,” where many poppies bloomed.
Why not take this opportunity to show your appreciation to those serving now and who are currently serving. Both of you will be glad you did.