It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). The United States also originally observed Armistice Day; it then evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954 –Wikipedia–
And so on Veteran’s Day we thank and honor the men and women who served our country as, All gave some. Some gave all.
- G.K. Chesterton said, “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. “
- Patrick Henry said this, “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
- Jesus Christ said this, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13-
- By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. –1 John 3:16-
A Christian becomes enlisted as a soldier the moment he or she believes and so must be willing to “share in suffering (or endure hardness/evil) as a good soldier of Christ Jesus and avoid being entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” -2 Timothy 2:3-4-
Freedom ultimately comes from the Commander in Chief who laid down His life in the ultimate way so that we may live a life of freedom (“…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”-2 Corinthians 3:17). “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:1, 13