Celebrate Veterans Day in Vero Beach

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Veterans Day is a very special occasion. Unfortunately, for many people it's become just a day off from work. However, Veterans Day is more than that.

I like to honor our country's veterans by visiting one of my favorite places in Vero Beach: the Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary and Memorial Walk.

In November of 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. He said, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

Originally, Veterans Day was observed with parades, public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00. Wilson also said, "Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations."

On May 12, 1938, Veterans Day was declared a legal holiday dedicated to world peace.

Here in Vero Beach, we have an amazing monument to our nation's veterans, the people who have preserved our freedom. We really want to thank all of our servicemen and women overseas and domestically. They are the people who work so diligently to make sure we Americans stay safe.

I encourage you to visit Memorial Island. It is a beautiful place to reflect on the people who have served our country or fought in international wars to provide peace. I hope you enjoy Veterans Day with your friends and family.

Happy Veterans Day! And remember, if we can help you with your real estate needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.