Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays. Memorial Day honors those who died in service of their country. 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/
Grade A Construction says thank you, to all of our American Veterans.
Thank you to Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems who first wrote and published this post, for permission to share it here.