Today, November 11, 2015, is Veterans Day. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these things to know about Veterans Day:
- Veterans Day is a day set aside for the country to pay tribute to all US veterans, living or dead, and to actively show gratitude to living veterans
- Originally known as Armistice Day, the first annual observance was held on November 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I
- It wasn't until 1926 that Congress passed a resolution to make Nov. 11 a day of national observance
- In 1938, Congress made Armistice Day a national holiday
- In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day
According to history.com, there are about 23.2 million military veterans in the US. Please take the opportunity today to express your gratitude and support of our veterans in whatever way you can. Though you may not know them, veterans are all around us in our communities, working, living, and raising their families. We cannot allow these brave men and women to be invisible – Veterans Day is an important day to honor the sacrifices and service of our military servicemembers. Please join the Karl Truman Law Office for the Veterans Day Parade at 11 am in downtown Louisville.