In 1918, 0n the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the fighting of WWI ceased when an armistice went into effect between the Allies and Germany. A year later, in 1919, the United States once again celebrated the end of the “war to end all wars” and the tradition has continued from year to year. In 1938, November 11th was made a legal holiday in the US and became known as Armistice Day. In the years that followed, as we have been involved in more wars, the holiday was renamed to “Veteran’s Day” and now honors all service members who have served our country. November 11th also continues to be recognized worldwide as a day of remembrance and observation of those who served during WWI.
Here at Three Ladies and Their Babies, we want to say a very sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our veterans, as well as our current men and women in uniform. In all of the political controversy and social unease that we hear of in our day to day lives, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that we are from a country where freedom is the norm. We do not live in a society of oppression and persecution and we owe that security to the men and women who have bravely fought our wars for us, leaving their families behind while they sacrifice their own well being on foreign soils. We hope you will also take some time out of your day to thank any special veterans in your life or to drop some extra change in the bucket of the local veteran’s groups taking up donations at Kroger and WalMart. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.