On Nov. 11, the United States will celebrate Veterans Day, a special federal holiday when veterans that have served in our nation’s military are honored. This holiday has its history as far back as 1918 with the signing of the Armistice between Allied Nations and Germany, thus bringing to an end to World War 1.
Originally known as Armistice Day, the name was changed in 1954 to Veterans Day after the second World War and the Korea conflict. It is a day that means freedom, sacrifice and honor for those who served in the military.
At the recent general monthly meeting of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Bobby Rader observed this special day by calling attention to the personnel in his own agency who have served in all branches of the military service.
“The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is privileged to have many veterans working to serve the citizens of Liberty County. I appreciate their service to our country and now the service they provide to Liberty County. Veterans Day is a day when everyone can show their respect to those that had a willingness to serve. I would imagine that everyone of us knows at least one veteran that has died in service to our country as well as those that survived,” said Rader.