Veterans Day is a time set aside to pay homage to those who served with the United States military. From those who risked their lives at war, and those who remain stationed in the service at times at peace, in the sea, in the air, and at home. Many lost their lives on behalf of their country.
But how much do you know about the veterans?
The day dedicated to veterans goes back to November 11, 1919, as “Armistice Day” to celebrate the end of World War I, then known as The Great War or the war to end all wars. Veterans Day also coincides with Remembrance Day, which is celebrated by a Commonwealth of Nations to also commemorate the end of the first World War.
Everyone who worked in the U.S. armed services is considered a veteran.
Inspirational Veterans Day Quotes
Read the inspirational words of war and brotherhood, ranging from a solider to William Shakespeare. There’s even a bible verse in there, “Be strong and of good courage… For the lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
“We few, we band of brothers for he who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” – William Shakespeare
Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Veteran Day Speech
Listen to the words of “The Gipper” Ronald Reagan, as his words flows through your speakers and touchs your inner-patriot…
Veteran Day Tribute To Colonel Jack Jacobs
As his men was hit with massive fire from the Vietcong, Colonel Jack Jacobs called for airstrikes on the enemy’s army, stopping their attack and causing heavy casualities. Jacobs was very injured and bleeding from the head, but he went back and forth across enemy lines multiple times to rescue wounded American warriors. He ran through heavy automatic weapon fire to evacuate his injured brothers-in-arms.
Veterans Day 2017
This is one of the most inspirational U.S. military videos on the web this year. The video starts off with the statement, “All veterans take an oath of enlistment, detailing the sacrifices they will preform in the name of our country and way of life…”