Rep. Pruett Recognizes Veterans | Community Spirit
Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the Armistice between Germany and the Allied Nations in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. In 1954, at the urging of veterans organizations, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day. Veterans Day falls on the 11th of November each year
State. Rep. Jimmy Pruett, R-144 and recently elected to serve 149 in 2013, said, "We take this time to honor all American veterans - both living and dead - for their time, efforts and sacrifices they made to keep our country free."
The holiday, this year, fell on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on Monday.
"We just had a very important election, and it is because of the stand that our veterans took and do take for our country that we were able to go to the polls, that we are able to go to the churches of our choice and pursue educational opportunities," Rep. Pruett said.
He concluded, "I personally salute and thank each and every veteran in the state of Georgia and all over our great nation for their loyalty and dedication and service."
Pruett added, "We also would like to thank the family members of our veterans for their sacrifices as well."