The Blau & Berg Company is pleased to honor the history and profound significance of Veterans Day. This solemn occasion is not just a day off from work or school; it is a time to recognize and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day traces its roots back to November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front and the world rejoiced in the hope of lasting peace. In 1938, Armistice Day was declared a legal holiday dedicated to honoring the veterans of World War I.
Over time, the significance of Veterans Day expanded beyond World War I to encompass all American military veterans. In 1954, following the end of World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress officially changed the name to Veterans Day to reflect the nation’s desire to recognize the service and sacrifice of veterans from all eras.
Today serves as a reminder of the immense courage and selflessness demonstrated by those who have worn the uniform. It is a day to express gratitude for the sacrifices made by our military service members, their families, and the countless lives affected by their dedication. These men and women have answered the call of duty, leaving behind their homes, families, and personal aspirations to safeguard the freedoms and values we hold dear. We should remember not only those who made the ultimate sacrifice but also those who returned home bearing physical and emotional scars. It is a time to acknowledge the lasting impact of war on our veterans’ lives and to support them in their journey towards healing and reintegration into civilian society.
Today is also a celebration of the resilience and camaraderie found among military veterans. It is a day to recognize the unique bond they forged through shared experiences, hardships, and triumphs. It also serves as an occasion to educate future generations about the sacrifices made by our military veterans. Through historical lessons, personal stories and community events, we can instill in younger minds a deep appreciation for the freedoms they enjoy and the price paid to secure them. Veterans Day prompts reflection on the value of service, citizenship, and the responsibilities we all bear as Americans.
Today The Blau & Berg Company honors the courageous men and women who have selflessly served and protected our nation. We express gratitude to all our living veterans and remember the fallen.
“All gave some, some gave all.”
God Bless America and its Veterans.