VALoansMN blog is dedicated to providing details about the benefits of using a VA loan to buy or refinance a home. But this time we’ll take leave of that mission to pay tribute to those who have or are serving. We strive each day to honor those who chose (or did not choose but were drafted) to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. This time of year, the entire nation is asked to join in that tribute. November 11th is Veterans Day. Older adults may remember it as Armistice Day.
Veterans Day was born in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I known in that day as the Great War. It was the end of the war between the Allies and Germany. President Woodrow Wilson made the proclamation:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
Many have served in other wars since that day. We at VALoansMN are honored to meet these service men and women every day. We are here to serve you and we never forget our mission which is to serve those who have served or are serving us. There are almost 19-million Veterans in the U.S. today. Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa are those we are able to serve. Thank you for giving VALoansMN your trust, for giving us the opportunity to, in some small way, serve you. We never forget what you have done for us and for that, we are most grateful.