Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Billy Graham

Veteran’s Day, November the 11th, is recognized across the world and is of significant importance to many. Also known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in recognition of the end of World War I.

Every year, on this date, Americans have the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. Veterans Day, not to be confused with Memorial Day, recognizes the importance of military service, and the sacrifices made by active duty, Guard, Reserve troops, and family members. Veterans Day celebrates the living who served our country.

The Veterans Day Moment of Silence calls on all Americans to observe two minutes of silence on Veterans Day, beginning at 3:11 pm Atlantic standard time, or 1:11 Central standard time, in honor of the service and sacrifice of veterans throughout the history of the nation. The 3:11 pm time was chosen because in 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I.

“National Veterans Awareness Week”, the week of Nov. 11 through Nov. 17, was passed on Aug. 4, 2001, by the United States Senate Resolution 14.

Ways to Support our Veterans:

Display the American Flag at your home or business

Show your support on social media

Send a care package to a soldier

See someone in uniform or know a veteran? Thank them for their service or surprise them with a coffee, dessert or drink if they are in line with you

Donate to a veteran or military charity

Reach out to a veteran or military family in need

Hire a Veteran

Pray for our veterans and their families