On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year 1918, an armistice was signed, ending the “war to end all wars.” November 11 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during the war in order to ensure a lasting peace. In 1938 Congress voted Armistice Day as a legal holiday, but World War II began the following year.
In 1953 townspeople in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday Veterans Day in gratitude to the veterans in their town.Today, we remember those who have served for our country in the armed forces in our prayers.
Remember those who have served and those who are serving now. Remember their families. Pray for peace.
Take care, Brenda and Maggie