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
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.