On Veteran’s Day it is important to reflect on the history of this national holiday.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
The original idea of this holiday, was observed with parades, public meetings, and a brief suspension of business’s beginning at 11:00 a.m. On October 12, 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veteran’s Day Proclamation. According to the VA website, “Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”
At Guttman Energy we employee and work with many veterans and families of veterans. On behalf of everyone at Guttman Energy, thank you for your service and Happy Veteran’s Day.