Veterans Day 2018
We honor our veterans every day. However, it certainly doesn’t hurt to set aside a day to say thank you to those who have so bravely defended our freedom. On this Veterans Day, we salute you, veterans. We say thank you for your courage and your dedication to allowing us the freedoms we enjoy today.
Veterans Day History
It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, the fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, was largely considered the end of “the war to end all wars” and dubbed Armistice Day. In 1926, Congress officially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an official holiday, primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I. But after World War II and the Korean War, on June 1, 1954, at the urging of veterans service organizations, Congress amended the commemoration yet again by changing the word “armistice” to “veterans” so the day would honor American veterans of all wars.
From all of us at Hancock County Savings Bank, we thank you, veterans, for your service.