Veterans Day 2012
Armistice Day was first incorporated by President Wilson as Armistice Day in 1919 on November 11th because that is when hostilities ceased in World War I. It was enacted as an official American holiday in 1938, and in 1954, Congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars.
We honor veterans who have served their country and thank them for their service. It is by their sacrifice that we are able to sleep under a blanket of freedom. Too often we take this freedom for granted, or worse, we forget that freedom is not free. Freedom requires sacrifice before the tree of liberty. This sacrifice requires courage, commitment, and discipline - all hallmarks of our military. These ideals are given life in the day to day service of our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen.
The LCRC asks all citizens to give heartfelt thanks to all and any veterans that they know. It is the very least that we can do. You may find a list of local Veterans Day events occurring Sunday, November 11, at http://www.leesburgtoday.com.