On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our military.
Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays.
Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.
If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day!
2018 marks the centennial of Armistice Day – now known as Veterans Day
On November 11th, 1918, an armistice was signed ending hostilities, in effect ending World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th the first commemoration of Armistice Day, honoring veterans of WWI. In 1954, when WWI “the war to end all wars”, had been followed by WWII and Korea, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all vets, not just those from WWI.
Milwaukee has a Veterans Day parade every year. This year the Milwaukee Vets Day parade is Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 am. The route goes East down Kilbourn Ave and ends up at the War Memorial on the lake. If you would like to attend and honor our veterans, details are here: https://honorourmilitary.us/
We thank Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems who first posted this message for permission to use it.
On a personal note, we remember my Grandpa, Lloyd Klein, a decorated veteran of the Korean War. My Grandpa’s uncle, Harold Lloyd, gave his life in service to our country in World War I. We remember them with special gratitude for their service.
Finally, we say thank you to all of our American Veterans.