Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1972 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living and dead – but especially to the living veterans who have served our country with honor during war or peacetime. Happy Veterans Day!
Some interesting facts about Veterans Today:
Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, an estimated 558,000 are still alive. As of 2014, 3 states have more than 1 million veterans among their population: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.6 million) and Texas (1.7) million. According to the last census, our state of Missouri has 479,828 veterans living here. Notice them, thank them, and witness to a US Veteran. Thank God for our Veterans!
With the holidays approaching, please pray about how to witness appropriately to your family and friends. This is the time of the year when your witness can be so effective. Don’t miss the coming opportunity!
God bless you, Pastor Bragg