Veteran's Day--a day of remembrance and thanks

It is important to occasionally set business aside and take a moment to reflect and Veteran's Day provides just that opportunity.

Historically, many nations designate a day each year to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country and those who continue to protect.  In the United States we do so each November 11th, Veteran's Day, with parades and ceremonies held across the country.  England honors their vets on the same day during Remembrance Day ceremonies. Did you know that the 11th is not just a random date?  The First World War ended on "the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" with the official end of the war several months later with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. 

One of the  more beautiful war monuments has to be the installation of thousands of ceramic poppies surrounding the Tower of London.  These poppies are meant to represent the spilled blood during the war and are worn as a symbol of respect and remembrance during Remembrance Day celebrations.  



So take a moment on November 11th to thank a veteran you know as you reflect on all the freedoms you enjoy in your daily life.  

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