Today the nation applauded veterans for their service to and sacrifice for America. President Woodrow Wilson encouraged everyone on November 11, 1919, the anniversary of Armistice Day, to:
"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."
Nearly 95 years later, we are prouder than ever of our veterans. Here are few people who wanted to say 'thank you':
1. College athlete Giavanni Ruffin
We Thank You All , Fallen Soldiers , Active and Retired Thanks for giving us Freedom Happy Veterans Day !!!! pic.twitter.com/yKEA9Wi3— Giavanni Ruffin (@Giavanni_Ruffin) November 12, 2012
2. President Obama
Today we honor every service member who has ever worn one of our nation's uniforms. Happy Veterans Day. pic.twitter.com/S7tPjBSMUq— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 11, 2013
3. A soldier's daughter
Happy Veterans Day. Love you dad. You're my hero. ??????? pic.twitter.com/1VrI11t2— Brooke (@BrookeHaliscak) November 12, 2012
4. Duck Dynasty
5. An NFL team, from one patriot to another!
Happy Veterans Day pic.twitter.com/A3HlPJqv7G— BuzzFeed Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 11, 2013
7. Harvard University
Today, the Harvard Ed. school wishes to thank the countless veterans who have served this country. We… http://t.co/CURCwugHoS— Harvard Education (@hgse) November 11, 2013
8. Actor Mario Lopez
With some Marines on this Veterans Day... Thank you for your service!! pic.twitter.com/y1KYQdhRSn— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) November 11, 2013
9. DFW Airport
10. Paul Ryan
Happy Veterans Day to all those who fought to keep our country safe. pic.twitter.com/t8G1ccfhpe— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) November 11, 2013
Thank you to all who served!