Roberta Combs & Christian Coalition Honor America's Veterans

On Monday, November 11, we honor our nation's veterans who have served in all of America's wars.  November 11 is the day that an armistice was declared between Germany and America and its allies during World War I, the so-called "Great War."  The exact official ending of the war was the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. 
One year later, President Woodrow Wilson encouraged Americans to honor America's veterans by commemorating Armistice Day with parades, other public events and commemorations and urged businesses to close at 11 a.m.  Seven years later, Congress declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayers and thanksgiving.

Armistice Day, honoring veterans of World War I, became a legal holiday every November 11th when Congress passed a law on May 13, 1938.  However, after World War II, there was a movement by the nation's veterans organizations to also have the name Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day to honor all American veterans no matter what war in which they fought.  On June 1, 1954, Congress officially changed the name to Veterans Day. 

I would like to personally remember and honor my late husband, Andy Combs, who was a World War II and Korean War veteran and to thank and honor all veterans for their sacrifice in defense of our country, our freedom, and our values.  May God bless you and may God continue to bless this great country.


Roberta Combs, President & CEO
Christian Coalition