History of veteran’s days.
According to the US Veterans Affairs website...
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "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 the nations…"
Here at Boyd-Born Funeral home we offer several funeral and memorial services that are unique to Veterans. We can even help you figure out what benefits you and your loved one are entitles to as military veterans. Give us a call at 740-382-2115 or check out our website at https://www.boydbornfuneralhome.com/honoring-veterans to learn more.
History of American Wars
America was birthed from a war and since then we have endured many more. If you are interested in learning more about the history of American wars, we found this great website that provides a summary for each war we have known as a country.
THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783)
WAR OF 1812 (1812-1815)
MEXICAN - AMERICAN WAR (1846-1848)
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861–1865)
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR (1898)
WORLD WAR I (1914-1918)
WORLD WAR II (1939-1945)
KOREAN WAR (1950-1953)
VIETNAM WAR (1959-1975)
GULF WAR (1990-1991)
WAR IN AFGHANISTAN (2001-PRESENT)