November 11 is always a special day. It’s called Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in other parts of the world. In America, we call it Veterans Day.
There is a reason Veterans Day always falls on November 11. It was originally established to observe the end of World War I which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the armistice with Germany took effect.
Today Veterans Day marks an official federal holiday that recognizes and honors ALL those who spent time serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces.
There is no more special group of Americans among us than our veterans. They sacrifice time away from their loved ones to put their lives on the line to defend and protect the many freedoms we enjoy as individuals and as an RMEF family. To all of them and all of you, including many who are family members, friends, RMEF volunteers, staffers and members, we say a sincere “thank you” for your dedication and service in behalf of our great nation.
RMEF President and CEO