On this beautiful fall day, schools are closed, banks are closed, and the post office is closed. On this beautiful fall day, we pause all that we do as a nation and as a community, and we give thanks for those who have served in our Armed Forces. As you know, Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I and to promote peace. Armistice Day became Veterans Day by an act of Congress in 1954, changing its purpose and scope. President Eisenhower called on the nation......