Veteran’s Day 2020
In these days of uncertainty there is always one thing we can rely upon – our military will keep us safe. Such has been the case for hundreds of years in the United States. Our citizens have volunteered their energy, their time, and most of all, their lives if need be. The willingness to sacrifice for their country is the foundation upon which the Armed Forces of the United States has been built.
Veteran’s Day is set aside to honor those who sacrificed for their country, probably best summed up in the phrase “All gave some, some gave all”.
In recent years, Santa Clara Corvettes has driven in the San Jose Veterans Day parade, many of us providing rides to veterans and local officials. With no parade this year due to the pandemic, we are honoring our veterans with a special photo gallery.
In 1919 President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, the official end of World War I, “for solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service”. In 1938 Congress made November 11 a national holiday. In 1954 Congress renamed the holiday Veterans Day to honor all veterans who have served our country.