On Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th Armistice Day in order to commemorate the end of WW I and the veterans who served. Each year, Americans gather to celebrate and commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans on what is now called Veterans Day.

While most people recognize veterans one day a year, veterans service organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars strive to highlight the importance of veterans all year round. It is easy to overlook the role that veterans play each day in America, but impossible to forget the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This Veterans Day, I ask you to stop and take a moment to thank a veteran for their service or contact your local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post for ways that you can make a difference in the lives of veterans on this special day, as well as throughout the rest of the year.

Wayne Wright

State Commander

Veterans of Foreign Wars

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