(KSLA) - This week, people throughout our nation will honor American military veterans for their patriotism, their bravery and willingness to serve and sacrifice for all of us.
Veterans Day originally was Armistice Day in recognition of the end of hostilities in World War I. It is an annual anniversary of thanksgiving, prayer and reflection designed to foster peace and mutual understanding.
Since our world is not always peaceful and war among nations, unfortunately, is a constant today, veterans will continue to be relevant for many generations.
On this day of remembrance, let us not forget those who have sacrificed for us so we could live free and pursue all this great country has to offer.
Holidays come and go. Have you given any thought to how you could show your appreciation on Veterans Day?
If you know a veteran, reach out to them and thank them for their service and sacrifice on your behalf.
And if you do not know any personally, please pray for them and their families.
We owe our veterans and those who serve and have served our country so much.