We would like to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day. We would like to especially remember and give thanks to all those that have served our country. This is a day to honor those that have served and continue to serve. While Sunday November 11, 2018 is the official day, today Monday November 12, 2018 is the recognized Federal Holiday.
Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which many have heard in the news the 100-year anniversary of being recognized in France. In 1919 when Woodrow Wilson addressed the country the the first anniversary of Armistice Day.
ADDRESS TO FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN
The White House, November 11, 1919.
” A year ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance with an armistice which rendered them impotent to renew hostilities, and gave to the world an assured opportunity to reconstruct its shattered order and to work out in peace a new and juster set of international relations. The soldiers and people of the European Allies had fought and endured for more than four years to uphold the barrier of civilization against the aggressions of armed force. We ourselves had been in the conflict something more than a year and a half. – With splendid forgetfulness of mere personal concerns, w’re modeled our industries, concentrated our financial resources, increased our agricultural output, and assembled a great army, so that at the last our power was a decisive factor in the victory. We were able to bring the vast resources, material and moral, of a great and free people to the assistance of our associates in Europe who had suffered and sacrificed without limit in the cause for which we fought. Out of this victory there arose new possibilities of political freedom and economic concert. The war showed us the strength of great nations acting together for high purposes, and the victory of arms foretells the enduring conquests which can be made in peace when nations act justly and in furtherance of the common interests of men. To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with – solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.”
It is a day to honor those that have served including all of our family members that have served in years past.
It has been a privilege to represent those that have served and support our Veterans. Some of our most successful clients have used their service or their team’s service as a guide in day to day business issues, problem solving as well as growth in the Atlanta and Southeastern Region.