On November 11th, the Modifiers Car Club would like to honor all United States Veterans with a special thanks to our own club member veterans. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954 Armistice Day was renamed as Veterans Day.
There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States. Here are some facts about veterans.
- 6 million veterans served during World War II (1941-1945).
- 8 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953)
- 7.8 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975),
- 6 million veterans served in peacetime
- 1.8 million veterans are women
The Modifiers Car Club has members who have served their country in several armed services. The club honor roll is made up of 13 men and 1 women as follows:
- Marines Bob G. (President), John O., John D. and Joan N.
- Navy – Joe C
- Army – Art T (VP), Richard K., Gary B., Fred Y. and Arthur L.
- Air Force – Ken M., Paul B., Jack F. and Bob H.
Let us all take a moment to reflect on our great country and remember to thank those that have kept us safe.