The Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day, of the Eleventh Month…

Soldier saluting the flag

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month–that was when the armistice ending the hostilities of World War I was signed. Although the Treaty of Versailles would not be signed for many more months, we still recognize 11/11 as the day to honor all those served before WWI, during WWI and although it was believed to be the war end all wars, those who would later serve.

Soldier saluting the flag
Thank you for your service.

Make no mistake. Veterans Day is a day to serve all veterans. It honors all men and women who at one point in their life signed a check payable to the United States for any amount up to and including his or her life. Unfortunately, too many of those checks have been cashed. However, today is not a day of remembrance for the fallen as much as it is a day to honor those who served. We honor those who served in combat and those who held down the home front with equal reverence.

For those who served, regardless of time, duty station, branch of service—military occupation specialty (MOS or NEC), Cheaper Than Dirt! wishes you a heartfelt and well deserved, “Thank You for Your Service.” We also request you stay observant today, look for veterans and let them know how much you appreciate their service as well.

Cheaper Than Dirt! would also like to make a special request by asking all Veterans to sound off in the comment section with your dates and branch of service. Then we can all chime in and thank each veteran. Whether or not you are a veteran, feel free to honor your favorite veteran by including their name as well.

Thank you to all who served!

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Comments (14)

  1. MSgt. Fire Protection Specialist USAF

    Thank you to all my brothers and sisters and your families in all branches for your sacrifices to serve our country and our flag. I guess it’s easy to kneel if you’ve never served.

  2. USAF
    I am proud to stand next to my Military Brothers and Sisters, Past, Present, and Future!!!!! May God always protect those who protect our Country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I Salute all who serve, served, and will serve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 1999-2002 Apache Longbow crewchief with First Cav at Ft. Hood then medically discharged due to service connected spine injury. Father was with 7th infantry Division in Korea during the Korean war on Porkchop hill and Grandfather served in WWII and Korea as JAG officer. We all served in the Army but thanks to all veterans no matter what branch they served in.

  4. 1968-1994. SEA in 1971 and 1973, first in Tankers and then in Helos. 26 years alongside the most dedicated, patriotic, and selfless men and women this country has to offer. A salute also to the families who endured the absence and too often the loss of the vets – – it was as hard on the Mom’s, Dad’s, spouse and kids as on the vet.

  5. U.S. Army, 1980 – 1983

    Thank you to #1 and #2, Viet Nam Vets. I know you didn’t receive a “Thank You” when you returned, but you are getting a heart felt “Thank You” from me now.

  6. Merle Morrison
    USN, 1967 to 1971
    Two trips to Viet Nam; first one was a piece of cake. Second was “different” as it was spent up in the Delta.

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