In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Both holidays were established to recognize and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. But Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime.
In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty.
As you make your way through this week let’s remember how much our Veterans have been through and their dedication to the United States. If you are a caregiver for a Veteran remember just how lucky you are to be a part of their lives and pat yourself on the back for doing such an amazing job!
Remember, the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is here for you and we offer many different resources as well as support groups to help you throughout your care giving journey. For additional help or to sign up for a support group you can reach us at 561-588-4545. We hope you have a wonderful Veterans Day and we will see you next week!