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Happy Veteran's Day

In 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, after four years of bitter war, an armistice between the Allied powers and Germany went into effect, bringing the fighting of World War I to a close. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of that cessation as Veterans Day.

Over 1.5 million veterans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan so far, and every one of them volunteered to serve. As Tom Lynch, a military fellow at the Brookings Institution, said: "Perhaps never before in American history have so few done so much for so long."

For many newly-returned troops, this is the first Veterans Day they will spend as veterans. This weekend, help us welcome them home.

Attend a local Veterans Day event, or if you know a veteran personally, take a minute to thank them.

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