On June 1, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day, which was formerly known as Armistice Day. Veterans Day was established to recognize and honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Although Veterans Day marks a day in which we remember those who died during service, it is designed to thank and honor all of those who have served and continue to service.
Today, on November 11, 2010, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki discussed the sacrifices made by men and women who have served in the United States military and the difficulties many of them face. Below is a link to the actual discussion and a summary of the key points addressed.
Goodman Allen Donnelly would like to thank all of the men and women who have and continue to serve our country.