The Republican Party of Iowa remembers Armistice Day and offers our thoughts and prayers to all Americans, especially those whom have lost loved ones in military operations throughout the world.
Armistice Day (now referred to as Veterans Day) was originally held on November 11 to remember the peace agreement signed that ended hostilities of World War I, aka “The Great War.” The peace came at 11 o’clock in the morning– the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
On this day let us pause to remember that each one of us plays an important role in defending the American way of life and ensuring we can continue to live in a peaceful world that does its best to leave violence and war as a last result. Let us do all we can to ensure that our sons, brothers, husbands and fathers come home quickly and are taken out of harm’s way so that they may return home to their families.
Today, offer your thoughts and prayers to those who chose to join the military as we wish them an end to fighting and speedy return home. In celebration of the peace that took place in November of 1918, let us remember Armistice Day and hope for peace in the United States and abroad.