Letter to the editor: A significant Veterans Day

Originally called “Armistice Day,” Veterans Day was conceived as a tribute to the Americans who sacrificed their lives in World War 1. On Oct. 8, 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” Now, we honor all American veterans on this day who have served in any war, before or after World War I to defend democracy.
On Nov. 11 we will honor our Veterans. This Veterans Day 2018 is especially significant as it was one hundred years ago at 11 a.m. on 11/11 (that’s 11 a.m., November 11, 1918) when armistice was signed for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War l, which ended World War l. This was the war to end all wars, but sadly it was not.
We must continue to honor and recognize our veterans tomorrow and every day, for they and their families give so much. When we see them, a simple “thanks for your service” is greatly appreciated.
Preston R. Olson
Chef de Gare (Commander) Voiture 180, Sioux Falls


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