Veterans Day: Thanking Our American Heroes

Veterans Day

In 2018, Veterans Day falls on Sunday, November 11, but many will observe the day on Monday, November 12. Americans celebrate Veterans Day every year, giving thanks to those military men and women who have bravely served our country. 

The origin of Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day happened in 1918. In that year, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day. Click here to watch a History Channel video about Veterans Day.

As you take the time to thank our veterans, take a moment to say a prayer for them, their families, and our current troops. The USCCB provides an excellent set of prayers for our military men and women.

November 13, 2018 - 8:25am

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