Veterans Day Remembrance

Posted 11/11/2014

History of Veterans Day

(from the US Dept of Veterans Affairs)

 

Armed Forces

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

 Today is a day to remember those who have served our country, sacrificing their own personal freedoms so that we might live and work freely. The Barber Den is proud of our many customers who have served in the Armed Forces over the years. My Memorial Day article pays tribute to some of those.

The Wounded Warrior Project is a worthwhile organization that provides programs and services to those wounded in military service on or since September 11, 2001. In your year-end gifts and donations, consider honoring the veterans in your life by giving to this or another service-related organization.