As America faces unique modern challenges, divisions have heightened to a level not seen since the Civil War. The founders of the country and heroic figures — from Christopher Columbus to Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and even George Washington — have come under siege and desecration over the last three-plus years, resulting in a diminution of respect for American heritage. Our enemies certainly find solace when Americans engage in self-immolation.
Thus Veterans Day, which was originally founded around the virtue of the cessation of hostilities in World War I rather than the commemoration of any individual, should be a holiday beyond reproach.
Veterans Day had its origin in 1918 at the end of World War I, a conflict that was at that time so horrendous