Veterans Day

The annual observance of Veterans Day in the United States has it roots in the the armistice that ended World War I hostilities in 1918. The armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed thereafter that November 11 be observed as “Armistice Day.”  In 1954, Congress passed legislation that renamed the federal holiday “Veterans Day,” in recognition of the service of veterans of all U.S. Wars. –from the USCCB

DYK? || Catholics make up nearly 20% of the U.S. military

-Archdiocese for the Military Services

Prayer for Our Troops

Let us pray for our brothers and sisters as they serve our country with courage and determination — as they face the forces of violence, weapons of destruction and hearts filled with hate.

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