Veterans Day Honors Those In Service
It's Veterans Day, the day set aside to honor all who have served our country in the military.
A truce was declared on November 11, 1918 which halted World War I hostilities. The next year, President Wilson declared November 11 as "Armistice Day" to remember the Great War. After Congress officially recognized the day as a holiday in 1938, it was renamed "Veterans Day" in 1954 to bring in the veterans from World War II and Korea.
Vilas County Veterans Service Officer Michael Biszak says the sacrifices veterans endure should be remembered...
"....it's always tough to be away from your family. To be in harms way. Modern technology helps with that, the physical separation is trying on family members..."
In Oneida County, V.S.O. Tammy Walters served in the military for many years, but says the reality of the day was revealed to her as she was preparing for another Veterans Day...
"....as I was getting ready for the Veteran's Day ceremony in 2006, I thought, "wow, where would our world be without veterans? Where would our world be if we didn't have men and women willing to sacrifice?"
A number of ceremonies are set for the region Monday.