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10 November . 2016

Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day?

In 1918 the armistice that ended World War I was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The armistice meant the five year war was over. One year later President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th a holiday to remember the end of the war. The holiday was called Armistice Day and in 1938 Armistice Day was made a legal holiday. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace. 

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That's not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country.

We at Embrey Mill would like to continue that tradition by honoring all the service men and women who call Embrey Mill their “Home Base”. We salute all the branches of the military and their families and say thank you for your service, and sacrifice.