Since Nov. 11, 1919, the United States has designated this day as an appropriate one to honor our veterans. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday marked the day that the Germans signed an Armistice, and the World War I hostilities came to an end. The Armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Eighty years later (now called Veterans Day, to celebrate all veterans, not just ones from World War I) we're still celebrating our veterans, a well-deserved and indispensable tribute. (Memorial Day in May celebrates those who have died while serving our country.)