Private Home Health Care sends a warm thank you to all of our country’s veterans. We wish you a very Happy Veteran’s Day.
This day to honor America’s veterans for their services and patriotism in defending our country for the common good is important.
A look at the history of the holiday is interesting with a few twists and turns.
To begin, in November of 1919, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Armistice Day after the end of World War I, “The Great War”. The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28,1919. It was called The War to End All Wars.
Origin of the date . . .
Fighting between the Allied Forces and Germany had ceased due to a temporary cessation of hostilities or an Armistice. This happened on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, November 11, 1918.
A turn . . .
An official act in 1938 created the legal holiday of Armistice Day. The name changed after World War II in an amendment to the act and this is how it became Veteran’s Day.
A twist . . .
In 1968, there was a time when the holiday was moved to a Monday. The thought was to keep all the legal holidays on Monday to avoid confusion. This had the opposite effect.
It turns out there was a lot of confusion so President Ford in 1975 moved the official holiday back to November 11. This is where we are today.
Our country has been involved in a number of wars. Private Home Health Care hopes that you can thank a veteran you know today. We thank them all for their service.