A tradition that dates back to 1919, Veterans Day is always celebrated on November 11th. It originally began as Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I and honored all those who lost their lives during the war. However, in 1954, many felt that the celebration of Armistice Day should encompass veterans of all wars and President Eisenhower signed a law that officially changed Armistice Day into Veterans Day. November 11th is now a day our country sets aside to not only honor all veterans, but also to celebrate their patriotism, bravery, and the sacrifices that they made in order to serve our country.
To help show support for our veterans, we have put resources specifically for veterans in the Health Insurance & Benefits section of our Senior Resources page. Here, veterans can find information on benefits assistance, health insurance coverage, and organizations that support them and their families. Also, in this section, veterans will find resources on prescription assistance and Medicare.
Age Well CT wants to thank all of our veterans for their service and their bravery in fighting to protect the freedoms of our country. To learn more about the history of Veterans Day, please look at this article on USA Today.
“November 11th is a day our country sets aside to not only honor veterans of all wars, but also to celebrate their patriotism, bravery, and the sacrifices that they made in order to serve our country.”