World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed. However, before it was signed, there was an armistice that was agreed upon by the Allied Powers and Germany that took effect on November 11, 1918 at 11am. Since then, November 11 has been a day where we as Americans have come together to pay homage to those who fought for our freedom, our country, and our lives.
Both of us have fathers who have served in the military, mine in the US Navy and his in the US Airforce. And there is not a day that goes by, that we are not grateful for having such men as role models in our lives. They are strong, they are just, they are fair, they are American. They taught us how to respect those who deserve respect, they taught us how to clean up after ourselves and always accept responsibility for the things we have done wrong and/or right. They held our hands when we were afraid and they healed our pain when we were wounded. But most importantly, they taught us to love, respect and be proud of our land and the people who fill it.
So we take of our hats to you, the marine, the pilot, the soldier, the sailor. We also take of our hats to you, the nurse, the administrative assistant, the cook, the private and officer and all the way to our Commander and Chief. We extend our most heartfelt thanks for all that you have done, are doing and will do.Gratefully,
The Young Couple