Soldiers Being Deployed

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day! On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. Your courage and sacrifice is the foundation of our country’s greatness.

Thank you!

Some Veterans Day History

Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. All major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

Furthermore, “Armistice Day” became “Veterans Day” in 1954 at the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations. In addition, Remembrance Day and Armistice Day celebrations take place in other countries on the same day as Veterans Day in the United States

Veterans Day soldiers in 1918
Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

Veterans Day vs Memorial Day

Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May, and honors all those who have served in the U.S. military, alive and deceased. On the other hand, Memorial Day honors all those who have died while in military service.

Veterans vs. Veteran’s

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs website states that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”

Happy Veterans Day! We are thankful for all of our Veterans in San Antonio and across the USA for their service and sacrifices.

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