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EDITORIAL: Remembering our veterans

Posted 11/10/22

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day this year is Friday, Nov. 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an …

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EDITORIAL: Remembering our veterans

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Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day this year is Friday, Nov. 11.

In 1918, 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.”

As History.com notes: “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.”

Calling someone an “American veteran” means presenting that “badge of courage that unites the finest group of former service members the world has ever known,” said President Joe Biden in his Veterans Day commemoration.

“With their selfless sacrifice, our Armed Forces have forged and defended the very idea of America — a promise of freedom and equality, democracy and justice, possibility and hope. We owe them an incredible debt that can never be fully repaid,” Biden said.

On Friday, and every day, we must remember our veterans by living up to their example — putting service before self, caring for our neighbors, and working passionately to build a more perfect Union worthy of all those who protect our lives and liberty.

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