Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day in 1919, a holiday declared by President Woodrow Wilson to celebrate the end of the Great War (WWI) and “Solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
It has now become a holiday when a grateful nation celebrates the service and honors the sacrifices of all the patriots, men and women, who have ever served in our armed forces. The national ceremony begins at 11:00 am, in Arlington National Cemetery, where a wreath is laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and a parade of colors is held by veteran’s organizations.
In communities around the country, we celebrate and honor our veterans by placing flags on veteran’s graves, holding parades and ceremonies, with military exhibits and tributes to individual veterans, and even our youngest citizens participate with “Bring a Veteran to School” days complete with assemblies and lesson plans.
The Columbus Team honors our nation’s veterans this Veteran’s Day, and thanks all of those men and women whose love of country and belief in personal sacrifice for the greater good has led them to serve in the US Armed Forces. While we are dedicated to all of our clients, Veterans hold a special place in our hearts. If you are a Veteran who is looking to buy or sell a home, please stop by or give us a call. It would be our honor to assist you with your real estate needs here in Central Ohio.