A Salute to Our Veterans
By Peggy Hodge, SMC Public Affairs
/ Published November 08, 2007
Los Angeles Air Force Base -- An Act 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, on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
It is a day to celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Celebrations in honor of our veterans will happen all over the country in the next few days. It's important to remember all of the sacrifices our men and women in the armed forces have made and continue to make. Keep them in your prayers.
The posted photos are just a few of the many veterans we have working here on Los Angeles AFB. We consider it our privilege to work with them.