posted on November 11, 2016 08:00
On November 11, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson issued the following statement regarding what was to be known as National Armistice Day and later Veterans Day.
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.
This statement could not be more true today as we remember and honor those who have served in our Armed Forces. FirstFleet is proud to join with our fellow Americans in communicating our debt of gratitude to the countless men and women who have served and sacrificed for the sake of freedom.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said: Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. To Veterans reading this message we commend you for honoring the freedom that many have paid a great price for. We are proud of you and your service.