Our country has a long history of pride in honoring those who fought and those who died in service to our country--which is really in service to us. All across the nation there will be ceremonies over the weekend that honor our veterans. We still have brave men who go to war and though the weapons may have changed, men still are serving in harms way. Today we honor those brave servicemen and women and their families. Your sacrifice is great and we continue to appreciate you. May we never forget the sacrifice and the freedoms you protect.
Above the flag at half-staff over Guantanamo Bay.
Civil War veterans at a ceremony in Ortonville, Minnesota in 1880.
A World War I poster from the Red Cross asking for help for returning disabled veterans on November 11, 1921.
A poster asking for help with veterans of World War II.
A poster from 1998's Veteran's Day with medals given to men who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia.
Photos are from Wiki Commons.