Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Commentary America is passing through a time of unprecedented challenges where division has been heightened to a level not seen since the Civil War. The founders of the country and heroic figures, from Christopher Columbus, to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington have come under attack, resulting in diminution of many of our traditional holidays. But Veterans Day, which was originally founded to commemorate the cessation of hostilities in World War I, rather than to commemorate any individual, should be a holiday beyond reproach. Veteran’s Day had its origin at the end of World War I in 1918, a conflict that was at that time so horrendous that it was dubbed “the Great War” or “the war to end all wars,” with the United States playing the decisive role in the Allied Powers final victory. It was first known as Armistice Day, celebrated on Nov. 11 because that was the day …

Author: Scott S. Powell
Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/veterans-day-an-unassailable-holiday_4098247.html

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