November 11 marks the anniversary of the end of World War I and was first proclaimed Armistice Day in 1919. Somewhat fortuitously, the end of the war occurred the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, when Germany signed the Armistice. In 1954, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day to honor all veterans.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John F. Kennedy
Today (and every other day) we live our gratitude and express our appreciation to all who have served our country.