Yes, that’s right, the annual national holiday celebrating those who have served in the military. Trivia tidbit, did you know that it is “Veterans Day”, plural, no apostrophe? Because it’s inclusive, not possessive. Veterans Day honors all those who have served in the military, dead and alive.
Armistice Day, as it was originally called, marks the day that World War I officially ended. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It has been an observed holiday since 1938.
It’s a good day.
Flags fly proudly.
People thank those who have protected vital national interests.
We honor those who made sacrifices of time, family, and self.
There are parades, praise, and remembrance poppies.
There are handshakes, hellos, and tearful hugs.
So, yeah, it’s beginning to look a lot like Veterans Day.
Thankful, appreciative, and respectful.
The most wonderful time of the year.