Ninety years ago, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month an armistice was signed to end World War I. It was to be declared a national holiday to commemorate those individuals in the armed forces that served during the war.
In 1953, Al King, a shoe store owner from Kansas, began a campaign to change the day to honor ALL Veterans. President Dwight D Eisenhower signed the bill in 1954 and Congress officially changed the name to Veterans Day as it has been known ever since.
Please take a moment today to reflect and give thanks to those who served and made huge sacrifices for this great country. Display your flag proudly and if you see a Vet, don't be shy, tell him or her thanks. It'll mean the world to them.