During the Eisenhower administration, to also honor those who served during Worl War II, it became known as Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor those to whom we owe our freedom, our way of life.
It happens also to be a day Catholics honor St. Martin of Tours, patron saint of military chaplains.
So on this Feast of St. Martin of Tours day, he a soldier himself, I tip my hat to all veterans and I place my hand over my heart to particularly say thanks to my Dad, J.D., who served honorably for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force.
Happy Veterans Day to you Dad... ya know I love ya... and Happy Veterans Day to all who wear or have worn the uniform.
We are indebted to your sacrifice.