Today, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 is a federal holiday in the U.S. to observe Veterans Day.
Although many federal holidays are observed on Mondays (no matter the actual day it falls in), Veterans Day is always observed on the 11th of November.
More about Veteran’s Day from my post last year, including information on when Filipinos started serving in the U.S. Military, here.
Did you know… of the immigrants serving in the U.S. Military (yes, thousands of U.S. immigrants and non-U.S. citizens serve in the American armed forces), nearly 1/4 are from the Philippines?
Filipinos and Filipino-Americans have a long tradition of serving in the U.S. Military — including me!
So from this U.S. Air Force veteran to fellow veterans…thank you for your service, and Happy Veterans Day!
Today, please take time to acknowledge your family and friends who served in the armed forces…and thank them for their service and contributions.