Remembering Veterans Day

On November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day, as a day of remembering the heroism of those who have served throughout World War I. November 11th was officially recognized by Congress in 1938 as an official American holiday to give thanks to those who have donned the uniform. However, after World War II, Congress amended the commemoration by changing the word "armistice" to "veterans" to honor all American veterans of all wars beyond World War I. Since then, America has joined the international stage to be part of a saga to honor veterans and those who came to serve before.

Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace, and is largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifice of upholding our American way of life. Today we want to spotlight the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2100 (VFW Post 2100 Everett, WA), for being the second home for Snohomish County veterans. Their dedication for providing the space necessary for veterans to unwind and share comradery within the pride and spirit of service, has been invaluable over the past 60 years of being within the Everett community.

From all of us here within the HopeWorks VISTA Program, we thank you all for your service to America and hope all veterans have a great day on November 11th.

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