Veterans Day – Honoring our Veterans
On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day. It was approved by Congress in 1938 as a legal holiday honoring those who died in World War I. Due to the efforts of a World War II veteran, Congress renamed “Armistice” Day in 1954 to “Veterans” Day.
And now ninety-three years after President Wilson introduced the holiday, we have yet another year to celebrate our American heroes.
In honor of Veterans Day, we’ve selected some of our favorite freedom quotes to share with you today and tomorrow. These memorable sayings were spoken or written in tribute to our grandparents, parents, spouses, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors who chose courage above comfort. Freedom above slavery. Liberty above loss.
May these quotes serve as an inspiration to us who have been given life because of the sacrifices made by our veterans.
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”