The United States is observing Veterans Day on Sunday, the annual day it stops to remember the millions of men and women who have served in the country’s armed forces, often at the sacrifice of their own lives.
President Donald Trump, in Paris, said on Twitter, “On this Veterans Day — the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI, we honor the brave HEROES who fought for America in the Great War, and every Veteran who has worn the uniform and kept our Nation Safe, Strong and FREE!”
In his Veterans Day message, former President Barack Obama tweeted, “To all our veterans and your families: thank you. There’s no tribute that can truly match the magnitude of your service and sacrifice.”
“But all of us can do our best to live up to the American values of service, responsibility, generosity, and citizenship that you helped defend,” he added.
In the U.S., Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day,” to commemorate the end of World War I, but Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance. November 11 each year became a national holiday beginning in 1938, with this year’s official observance on Monday since the actual date fell on a weekend this year.