I am so greatful for all the freedoms we enjoy in America. Due to bravery and sacrifices made by President George Washington and Americans in late 1700’s we enjoy the freedoms we have today. Therefore, today make the time to honor a Veteran or active military man or woman. Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have died for our country and those who will die tomorrow. I honor and give thanks to the families who have lost sons and daughters to the ravages of war. See Veterans Day Facts from History Chanel. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11. It became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.