“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free”.
– Dan Lipinski
History: An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. (va.gov)
Tomorrow, November 11th, is recognized across our nation as Veteran’s Day. I hope you will join me in thanking our veterans for their service to our country. These veterans are our moms, dads, brothers, sisters and colleagues here at Coliseum Health System. They bring the same skills used in service to our country to our hospitals and community: loyalty, teamwork, confidence and dedication. I am grateful that each and every one of them served so we can enjoy the freedoms and safety that service has provided to our country.
To our employees who have served, thank you for continuing that life of service to our patients.