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Veteran’s Day in the United States, November 11, is not just at time to watch parades and goof off. It is a time to remember all those who sacrificed so much for our nation in times of war.

First called Armistice Day, it commemorated the armistice that ended hostilities in WWI on November 11, 1918. In fact the hostilities ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This holiday is also observed in many European nations.

Historically it was a day to take two minutes at 11:00 AM to be silent and to remember those who sacrificed so much and to remember the suffering of war.

In 1968 the US changed this holiday to Veteran’s Day. For some time it was moved to another day, but the public wanted to retain the 11th as this symbolic day and so President Ford signed legislation restoring November 11 as this important day.

Try to spend a little time being grateful for all those who gave so much for our welfare. Consider taking those two minutes of silence at 11:00 AM to be thankful and to remember those who served and those who still serve.

It is a good thing to do.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.