On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our military.   Veterans Day Centennial Poster

Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays. Memorial Day honors those who died in service of their country.   Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.

If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day!

2018 marks the centennial of Armistice Day – now known as Veterans Day

On November 11th, 1918, an armistice was signed ending hostilities, in effect ending World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th the first commemoration of Armistice Day, honoring veterans of WWI. In 1954, when WWI “the war to end all wars”, had been followed by WWII and Korea, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all vets, not just those from WWI.

Milwaukee has a Veterans Day parade every year.  This year the Milwaukee Vets Day parade is Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 am.  The route goes East down Kilbourn Ave and ends up at the War Memorial on the lake.  If you would like to attend and honor our veterans, details are here: https://honorourmilitary.us/

Mullarky Business Systems owner Mark Mullarky wrote and first published this post, and graciously gave permission for a number of others to share this message.  Wisconsin Business Owners joins Mark to say thank you, to all of our American Veterans.   We also join Mark in his “welcome home” to Sean Mullarky, coming home this month from his first deployment overseas.

We thank these Wisconsin Business Owners – Allied Industrial Marketing, Grade A Construction, Intelegist, OnYourMark, Free Style Graphics, and others for sharing this thank you message to Veterans.  Special thanks to Brilliant Breakthroughs for their perennial sharing of the honors for Vets.  Here’s a post from Maggie Mongan that I particularly enjoyed:  Supporting our Military with Appreciation:  Are you doing your fair share?