By: Rachel DeGrane
Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11th. This is a day is reserved to honor those who have served our country in the military.
This holiday is celebrated across the United States in many different ways. Some schools come together to draw pictures or write letters to send as a thank you to their local veterans. Other organizations may volunteer at their local VA hospital or American Legion centers to serve the Veterans or to spend time and get to know them.
Veterans Day came to be on November 11th, 1918, which marked the end of World War I (WWI).
At this point, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day because it was on this day in 1917, in the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour, that the Armistice with Germany was signed ultimately ending WWI.
On May 26, 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day as a way to celebrate all war veterans; not just those from WWI.
Take a moment today and think about some of the veterans you know. Give them a phone call, send them a text or a letter, remind them how thankful you are for their service and what they did for our country.
If you or someone you know is a veteran and is struggling with their mental health, we have multiple therapists at Owens Counseling who are trained and ready to walk alongside you and help you get your life back on track.
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