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.

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about Kate

With more than 15 years' communication experience, Kate's a 10-year Esurance veteran, who’s spent the last 4 years as Internal Communications Manager. A transplanted New Yorker and one-time waitress, Kate was drawn to the Bay Area’s restaurant scene (where she likes to over-tip).