Strong Volkswagen would like to join folks all across the nation is honoring our service veterans this Veteran’s Day. We are proud of our fathers and grandfathers who fought for our freedom in World Wars I and II. Those valiant veterans from the Korean War and Viet Nam fought against tyranny in support of freedom. And to our brave sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and friends and more who have or are currently involved in conflicts in the Middle East, to you we offer our humble thanks and appreciation.
Veteran’s Day was proclaimed as November 11 by President Wilson in 1919 in honor of the one year anniversary of Armistice Day, the day fighting in World War I ceased. The recognition at that time was specifically for those who died in the service of the country in World War I.
Throughout the years, the Act creating Veteran’s Day has been revised a number of times so that today it is broadly regarded as a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of American freedom as well as those who served or are serving their country in any one of the branches of the military. The 5 branches include the Air Force, the Navy, the Marines, the Army and the Coast Guard.
Often accompanied by parades and other celebrations including the laying of the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, Veterans Day is a federal holiday. We at Strong VW salute America’s veterans and wish you a day of peace and pride in the service you provided along with a prayer for those who have perished.