MSB Graduate and Military Veteran Dedicates Himself to Patriotism Year Round

It was a much different scene in the United States 97 years ago today. The United States and its allies in World War I, were celebrating the end to four years of brutal combat in the war against Germany.  The fighting in World War I officially ended on this day when an armistice, or temporary ceasefire, went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Twenty years later, this day became a national holiday in which we honor all veterans living and deceased who have served our country in times of war and peace. But some fear, with each passing generation the true significance of Veterans Day fades.

The last veteran of World War I died several years ago, and there are now less than 900,000 living veterans of World War II according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. And that number is declining rapidly, as approximately 492 World War II veterans die each day.

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