November 11th is the official day when the US observes Veterans Day annually. It honors military veterans who have served in the US Armed Forces. It coincides with other celebrations, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries marking the anniversary of the end of World War I when major hostilities formally ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Prior to 1954, the US holiday was known as Armistice Day and still is known by that moniker elsewhere.
This commemoration should not be confused with Memorial Day. Veterans Day celebrates all U.S. military veterans’ service, whereas Memorial Day honors those who died in military service of their country.
To all who have answered the call, whether they have two or four legs, and who served in the US and around the world as well their families who likewise sacrifice, we salute and honor you. Happy Veteran’s Day.
Today the Ranch hands and I honor all veterans, whether they have two or four legs.
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