A special contributing post by Lauren Westin, MD and Andrea Kanakredes, RN, MSN
Originally celebrated as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One, this day changed through the years to honor all who served, past and present, in the US Armed Forces. In 1954, it officially became Veterans Day here in the USA. Like many official holidays here, it has become another day for a sale or a day off from work with no second thought about why this occasion is marked. Though our lives are busy, we still note and remember what this day truly means to us as a family.
For those who have served, and are presently serving, we give our heartfelt thanks. Especially for the men in our families.
May God bless them. May God bless the United States of America.