On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the armistice was signed to end "The
War To End All Wars." We now call this day Veterans Day; it is a day where we pause to reflect upon, and honor all those
who have valiantly served in the armed forces in time of war and peace. Leaving home and family, each of these men and women
placed their own stitch in the continuing tapestry of American readiness, vigilance and freedom. Thank you, soldier, sailor,
Marine or airman. Thank you for giving of yourself for all of us.