On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1919, guns stopped firing, and the “Great War” ended. That was the day the Allies and the Germans signed the armistice that ended “the war to end all wars”; the day was declared the First Armistice Day. It wasn’t until the second global war that we started assigning numbers to them, and “the war to end all wars” became “World War I.”
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill into law that expanded Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans who have served in the military, and officially changed the name to Veterans Day.
On this Veterans Day, we at Wind River Financial salute our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers, and they committed to a cause larger than their own by accepting the challenge to defend our nation.
In honor of Veterans Day, our offices will be closed Friday, November 10th 2017. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 13th, 2017.