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Interesting thing No. 1: Currently, Veterans Day is celebrated on the 11th day of the 11th month. In addition to confronting Islamic extremists throughout the world, we maintain bases in most every country we've done battle in.

If you know or see any veterans, be sure to offer them your appreciation for protecting our great country.

Armistice Day became Veterans Day officially in the United States in 1954, but is still widely observed as Armistice Day in Europe.

In honor of Veterans Day, I want to tell you about a little-known program that's honoring the sacrifices of our nation's wounded veterans.

The World War II and Korean War veterans who took part in Mission 11 say it was a very special day.

After World War II, the U.S. Congress chose to rebrand November 11 as Veterans Day.

This is Veterans Day, a day that has been observed for 90 years in the US, ever since Congress passed a resolution that the "recurring anniversary of November 11, 1918, should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises created to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations" and that the president should issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of Armistice Day.

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We are talking, of course, about the veterans of our armed forces.

Veterans Day spreads honor and recognition in a non-partisan tradition that resonates with the history of American patriotism, a practice that must continue nationwide.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died in military service.

Veterans Day is an ideal time to thank a veteran and, perhaps, to welcome him or her back home. There are no living World War I vets. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans still carry many unhealed wounds both mental and physical.

We thank you for the courage it takes to protect America and to defend honor, duty and country.

"Anyone who has served from 1941 until May of 1975, will be eligible to sign up to go on the Honor Flight", said Knauf.

"A resolution from the Missouri State Senate thanking you for your services and all you have done to serve our nation".