Veterans Day, 2022
First celebrated on November 11, 1947, Veterans Day was created to honor all veterans who have courageously served our country. It was originally known as Armistice Day and was officially recognized as a national holiday in 1938, marking the end of World War I and symbolizing the hope that it was the “war to end all wars.” When war broke out in Europe just a few years later, however, it became clear that the idealistic dream of long-lasting peace had not been achieved. Over 16 million Americans served in the war, with 407,000 dying in service and more than 292,000 dying in battle.
In 1947, World War II veteran, Raymond Weeks, rebranded Armistice Day as “National Veterans Day” and celebrated the bravery and heroic actions of all veterans with a parade and other festivities. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill into law officially proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.
Today, many Americans don’t know or remember the origin of Veterans Day. Many see it simply as a day off from work or a vague acknowledgment of those who have served in the military. At Aviance Capital Partners, we understand the significance of this day and believe that all Americans should take the time to reflect and remember the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.
Because of that, we would like to honor all the veterans who have served our great country, those known and unknown, those who made it back to their families safely, and those who did not. We have the utmost respect and gratitude for every courageous man and woman who was willing to put their lives on the line to protect our country and our rights.
Here’s to the veterans in our lives and may November 11th be an ever-lasting symbol of the strength and courage it takes to serve in the military. May your sacrifice be acknowledged, remembered, and respected for generations to come.
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