AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Veteran's Day is a holiday that began as Armistice Day, the day that marked the end of fighting in World War I.
At the time, people called the conflict the war to end all wars, but unfortunately the wars kept coming.
Which lead to Armistice Day morphing into Veteran's Day. A day to honor everyone who served in all U.S. armed forces.
This is a day to salute their willingness to serve, sacrifice, love of country and patriotism.
They showed courage that author G.K. Chesterton described as a, "strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
Elmer Davis, a respected journalist and head of war information during World War II, said "the nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
Our community has lined up a long list of events from now through Saturday to take time to remember those who have served the country in this brave way.
These days there are a lot of people standing or not standing for something.
My Perspective is, we owe our military servants so much for the opportunity to live in this free country where we can agree to disagree, live a free life and have the option to express ourselves freely.
On this November 11th I will be standing in honor of Veteran's Day in recognition of the servants that have served, the families that have stood beside them and the fallen that have given everything to keep us free in these United States.