On behalf of the entire Allegiant Experts team, we would like to offer our utmost respect and deepest show of gratitude to everyone who has ever served in the United States Armed Forces. With Veterans Day being today, we are especially mindful to express our undying appreciation for all of those who have lost their lives while protecting our great nation. You will never be forgotten. Our debt to you is immeasurable.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. Since 1919, it has been a federal holiday celebrated on today’s date to mark the end of World War I. In Canada, it’s known as Remembrance Day. Major hostilities in the first World War were formally ended in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. Hence, November 11 is recognized annually as a day of remembrance. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

November 11, 1918 marks the date when all fighting ceased.

The occasion is often referred to as the end of “the war to end all wars.” However, it wasn’t until the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 that the war was officially ended. Nevertheless, today’s date will always be a very important one in American history. Its significance is beautifully explained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls,” their website details, “The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”

The wars of the past continue to impact our present.

We likely all know and love someone who has served this country. Of course, World War I and World War II aren’t the only wars that called upon our American troops to risk their lives. As Americans, we cherish our freedoms every day. So much so, that we often take them for granted. Today is a reminder to us all that our way of life didn’t come easy. But it’s also a reminder about why our troops fought so hard for us.

Our nation is well known for its diversity. And that is definitely something to be celebrated. The reason people from all over the world wish to visit and live in the United States is because it’s a nation made up of a wide variety of cultures. It’s imperative that we each respect those cultures because our differences are what make our nation so beautiful and unique.

Being an American entails embracing what makes each of us unique.

Our freedom to be who we are without fear of repercussion is exactly what our veterans fought for. At Allegiant Experts, we are grateful for our veterans each and every day. To everyone who has every served in any branch of the U.S. military, we sincerely thank you for your service.