Today is November eleventh. To those of us here in the United States it is a national holiday. It is Veterans Day. However, this date has had a lot of significance throughout the years to many countries and the world as a whole.
Originally this date was known as Armistice Day. This was to signify the end of World War I. This treaty was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Other countries still refer to this day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.
Another significant event was that in 1921 the United States dedicated the Tomb Of The Unknown Solider. Every year on Veterans Day the incumbent President during a ceremony places a wreath at the tomb. Since the opening of the Tomb OF The Unknown Solider there has been a constant armed guard that walks the post 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The unit guarding the tomb is the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment also known as the Old Guard. This is one of the oldest active military units in the U.S.
Everyone should take a moment of silence to remember all those men and women who have given the last full measure of life for this country. Above all if you know a veteran make sure to thank them for their service to our fine country.
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