By Assemblyman Jay Obernolte



At 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent. 

This was the Armistice that marked the end of World War I. A year later on November 11, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson declared Armistice Day a national holiday to commemorate the service of all who fought in World War I. 

After World War II, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in order to honor all U.S. Veterans who served not just those in World War I.

Today, it is important to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who served and continue to serve our great country. 

We as a nation are fortunate to have men and women willing to sacrifice so much so that we can enjoy our freedom.  Please join me in giving a heartfelt thank you to every man and woman who has served our Country, on this Veterans Day.  

It is an honor to represent you.