While Veterans Day is primarily a tribute to America’s living Veterans, and is typically observed more as a celebration than as a somber remembrance such as on Memorial Day, it is always appropriate to include a moment of respect for those who gave their lives for our country. The signing of the World War I Armistice took place in a railway coach near the battle zone in France. The bugles sounded cease fire and the hostilities ended, marking a most significant moment in world history. Although 11:00 a.m. remains a traditional hour for this type of tribute, a moment of silence is appropriate at any point in the day today.
We salute our Troops and thank our Veterans.