This Veterans Day, we'd like to take a moment to show our respect, honor, and appreciation to those who have served in the military, abroad or domestic, and those who have protected our freedoms from threats of the same.
Although we have a very US-centric view today, we understand that Veterans Day is used to celebrate the achievements, sacrifices, and outcomes of millions of veterans throughout the United States and other parts of the world.
Serendum™ is focused on creating a better world, and ultimately we must recognize that doing so is not in one country, one company, or one individual's sole responsibility; much less in our capability. Just as many nations worked together during the World Wars, we celebrate the moments of all those who fought to keep the freedoms we know and hold precious to us.
November 11 has long been Armistice or Remembrance Day for many countries. It wasn't until 1945, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday, that Veterans Day was officially referred to as such.
Prior to 1945, the United States also referred to the holiday as Armistice Day – in reference to the signature of the Armistice of 1918 that ended the war between the Entente (an informal agreement/understanding between the Russian Empire, the French Third Republic, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) and Germany, the only enemy without an armistice agreed to.
The Armistice of 1918 ended the first world war. Today, we are reminded how the world can bring us together – even over things that previously tore us apart.